Public lecture

Being active in Ghana: A CLiMB Ghana study

IAS Visiting Fellow Dr Daniel Boateng delivers a seminar on their research - 

The Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour (CLiMB) is collaborating with colleagues from institutions in Ghana (CLiMB-Ghana), to conduct a descriptive cross-sectional study in six regions of Ghana, with two regions each selected from the southern, middle, and northern parts of Ghana. In 2022, 19% and 25% of the adult male and female populations respectively, in Ghana were physically inactive. However, efforts to address physical inactivity in the population lags behind other health priorities. Using a survey, the study aims to assess a range of feasible physical activities available to Ghanaians and evaluate adults understanding, attitudes, and behavioural patterns towards physical activity. Using a multistage sampling design ~1000 adults residing in selected study sites in Ghana will be invited to participate.  Findings will provide important information  for the implementation of future physical activity interventions in Ghana, as well as for other African countries.

1Amanda Daley, 1Hibbah Osei-Kwasi, 2,3Daniel Boateng, 4Phyllis Addo, The CLiMB Ghana consortium

1Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK

2Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

3Deparment of Global Health and Epidemiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

4 Department of Family and Community Health, Fred N. Binka School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana

Arrivals from 11:45 am for a 12:00 noon start. For those joining in-person, lunch will be served after the seminar from 1:00pm.

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