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Effects of Vegetable Cultivation on Health: A Qualitative Study of the Health Effects Other than Increasing Vegetable Intake

Version 1 : Received: 5 April 2019 / Approved: 8 April 2019 / Online: 8 April 2019 (12:49:04 CEST)

How to cite: Machida, D.; Yoshida, T. Effects of Vegetable Cultivation on Health: A Qualitative Study of the Health Effects Other than Increasing Vegetable Intake. Preprints 2019, 2019040094 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201904.0094.v1). Machida, D.; Yoshida, T. Effects of Vegetable Cultivation on Health: A Qualitative Study of the Health Effects Other than Increasing Vegetable Intake. Preprints 2019, 2019040094 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201904.0094.v1).

Abstract

The present short communication aimed to determine the effects of vegetable cultivation on health. We conducted a qualitative study using responses to an open-ended question that was part of a survey on regional differences on vegetable intake. Participants in this study were residents of Gunma Prefecture, Japan, and were aged between 20–74 years. In the questionnaire, we asked: “Aside from increasing vegetable intake, how does vegetable cultivation affect your health?” We were able to categorize the answers into six subcategories related to physical health, mental health, and social well-being.

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Keywords: vegetable cultivation; health; physical health; mental health; social well-being; qualitative study; adult; Japan

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