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Revista de Salud Pública

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ROBLEDO-MARTINEZ, Rocío. Socio-cultural characteristics of physical activity in three regions of Colombia. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2006, vol.8, suppl.2, pp.13-27. ISSN 0124-0064.

Objective Investigating socio-cultural aspects related to living in a community and physical activity in Bogotá and the departments of Antioquia and Quindío. Methods An exploratory, qualitative study was carried out within the framework of the cultural relationships found in the regions being investigated. The research strategies used were field-observation, semi-stuctured individual and participative interviews (primary sources) and documentary review related to the cultural processes employed in the regions being studied (secondary source). Results Two types of results were obtained which were common for the three regions and specific for each of them, bearing in mind their own cultural processes and community dynamics. Conclusions The elements identified by field-observation and interpretative findings resulting from studying the interviews agreed with the theory and prior experience of other countries, providing new considerations associated with specific cultural and community context of the regions being investigated.

Keywords : Motor activity; culture; Colombia.

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