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dc.contributor.advisorZairi, Mohamed
dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Craig L.
dc.contributor.authorAlgurg, Reem S.E.S.*
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-28T12:36:22Z
dc.date.available2017-11-28T12:36:22Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/13964
dc.description.abstractNon-communicable diseases are on the increase worldwide, causing more than 36 million deaths each year. Evidence of the link between the role of nutrition and reducing non-communicable diseases is predominant in the literature. The factors influencing intervention strategies/policies and activities, however, need attention. AIM: The study aims to examine the factors that influence nutrition interventions within the United Arab Emirates’ healthcare system. METHOD: This research adapts an interdisciplinary approach where a triangulation mixed methodology is applied. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are used, through the analysis of ten interviews with policy makers, four case studies and 161 questionnaires. Furthermore, the research framework, which emerged from the literature search and qualitative analysis, is tested and validated by rigorous quantitative analysis using SPSS. The statistical analysis, using factor analysis, MANCOVA and ranking analysis aims to provide solid support for the resulting factors. MAIN FINDING: The study identifies five factors that influence nutrition interventions in a healthcare system, and could enhance the effectiveness of nutrition interventions. The factors are 1) quality and processes, 2) training and use of technology, 3) senior management involvement and responsibility, 4) patient diversity, and 5) multidisciplinary teams. CONCLUSION: This study contributes to the emerging literature on management in nutrition interventions and the theory and importance of preventative measures in relation to nutrition. This study provides a roadmap for policy makers to adopt in order to enhance the role of nutrition interventions in healthcare settings.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCulture Department of the Emirates’ Embassy and Ministry of Higher Education (UAE)en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />The University of Bradford theses are licenced under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Licence</a>.eng
dc.subjectHealthcare policy; Mixed methods; Nutrition; Healthcare management; Healthcare strategy; Non-communicable diseases; Public health; Preventative healthcare system; United Arab Emiratesen_US
dc.titleExploratory study of the factors that influence nutrition interventions in the United Arab Emirates’ healthcare systemen_US
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Managementen_US
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_US
dc.date.awarded2014
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-29T02:52:58Z


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