Enablers and barriers to dietary practices contributing to bone health among early adolescent Somali girls living in Minnesota.

@article{Benbenek2012EnablersAB,
  title={Enablers and barriers to dietary practices contributing to bone health among early adolescent Somali girls living in Minnesota.},
  author={Mary Mescher Benbenek and Ann W. Garwick},
  journal={Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          205-14
        }
}
  • Mary Mescher Benbenek, Ann W. Garwick
  • Published in
    Journal for specialists in…
    2012
  • Medicine
  • PURPOSE To explore the dietary factors that contribute to bone health among first generation Somali girls and to determine the social and cultural contexts that shape these health behaviors. DESIGN AND METHODS Findings presented are from a larger, descriptive qualitative study that used a series of focus groups with four cohorts of 11- to 14-year-old Somali girls (n= 39) living in two Minnesota communities. RESULTS Cultural tradition, developmental stage, acculturation, and environment were… CONTINUE READING

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