Football for homeless and socially deprived people

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

  • Morten Bredsgaard Randers
  • Amy Mendham
  • Mette K Zebis
  • Jannick Marschall
  • Nielsen, Jens Jung
  • Jincheng Xu
  • Peter Krustrup
Homeless and socially deprived people have elevated morbidity and mortality rates, and the remaining life expectancy of young homeless people is approximately 20 years lower than that of the general population. One of the major contributors to the elevated mortality rate is cardiovascular disease, where the combination of traditional cardiovascular risk factors and risk factors associated with homelessness, including poorly controlled or undiagnosed hypertension and diabetes, smoking, drug abuse and mental illness, play a prominent part. Moreover, homeless people experience a four- to five-fold higher risk of hospitalisation as a result of sudden trauma and bone fractures, which may partly be explained by poorer postural balance and weaker bones. Thus, marginalisation and social exclusion have a huge impact on a wide range of health parameters. This chapter examines how football interventions with a special emphasis on street football can be used to effectively engage with a marginalised and hard-to-reach population with a view to promoting health and creating long-term adherence to a physically active lifestyle.
TitelFootball as Medicine : Prescribing Football for Global Health Promotion
RedaktørerPeter Krustrup, Daniel Parnell
Antal sider14
ISBN (Trykt)9780367248888
ISBN (Elektronisk)9780429284892
StatusUdgivet - 2020

Bibliografisk note

CURIS 2020 NEXS 171

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