Primary prevention of type-2 diabetes and heart disease: Action research in secondary schools serving an ethnically diverse UK population

Author: Khunti, K, Stone, M A, Walker,S ,Talbot, D, Farooqi, A & Davies, M J

Corporate author: Journal of Public Health, 30(1), 30-37

Publisher: Oxford Journals

Publication date: November 2007

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This study reports the findings of the Schools Acting in Leicester Against Diabetes (SALAD) and heart disease action research project.  The study involved inner-city secondary schools serving an ethnically diverse population within which South Asians of Indian origin are the dominant group. This paper aims to describe and reflect on the action research process and present  findings regarding attitudes and barriers to promoting and adopting healthy lifestyles, and the impact of the project.