The Perception and Barriers of Peoples to Prevent Non-communicable Diseases Through Physical Activities: In the Case of Debre Markos and Fnoteselam Towns, Ethiopia

Birhanu Anjte


This study attempted to assess the habits and awareness of people towards physical exercise and its challenges and opportunities in the process of preventing selected NCD. To conduct this study the researchers delimited to DebreMarkos and Fnoteselam towns in different respective population groups and offices. The total sample sizes were2200 and a minimum of 600 sample respondents were taken by 10 % rule among this 470 for questionnaire and 130 for interview respondents. Each office has been selected by stratified sampling based on purposively expected availability of information and participants were categorized according to their demographic placement such as sex, age, education and habit of involvement then followed by simple random sampling techniques. In this research, the data collection tools employed questionnaires, interview with focus group discussion and document were analyzed in triangulation manner. The reason why the researchers chooses these methods is to get valuable and reliable data for outshined barriers of physical exercise, causes of prevention of disease (NCD) in the case of DebreMarkos and Fenoteselam towns. After that the questionnaires were administered and the data was collected, tailed, analyzed and logical conclusion and recommendation was reported.

Keywords: Barriers, Perception, Physical exercise, Physical fitness

DOI: 10.7176/JTHS/48-02

Publication date:March 31st 2020

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