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Exploring the social-ecological factors related to physical activity participation among Black, Asian and minority ethnic immigrants

Abstract

Despite the health benefits of physical activity (PA), participation rates Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) adults in the United Kingdom (UK) are low in comparison to the general population. This study aimed to explore the social-ecological factors related to PA participation among BAME immigrants. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 12 purposively selected adults from the BAME populace residing in one postcode district of a city in southern England. Results:  The two main themes that developed from this study demonstrated that the barriers to PA participation among BAME were perceived to exist at intrapersonal and environmental (social and physical) levels.  Originality: Prominent barriers included intrapersonal factors such as deportation fear and cultural beliefs; and environmental factors such as the cost of accessing PA facilities. Length of residency appeared to be related to increased PA. Research implications: Understanding these unique social-ecological factors may assist in intervention development.

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Authors

Katito, Godi
Davies, Emma L

Oxford Brookes departments

Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development

Dates

Year of publication: 2021
Date of RADAR deposit: 2021-07-21


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