Review of Barriers to Engaging Black and Minority Ethnic Groups in Physical Activity in the United Kingdom.

Koshoedo, S., Simkhada, P. and van Teijlingen, E., 2009. Review of Barriers to Engaging Black and Minority Ethnic Groups in Physical Activity in the United Kingdom. Global Journal of Health Science, 1 (2), pp. 85-96.

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Abstract

Introduction and Objective: The lower physical activity levels in Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups as compared with general population in the United Kingdom (UK) could relate to barriers to engaging these groups in physical activity. Hence, the aim to conduct a review to examine UK primary studies reporting barriers to engaging BME groups in physical activity. Method: This is a narrative review of literature from 1970 to 2008. The search looked for English literature from five bibliographic databases (MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, PsyINFO, Ethnicity and Health). Broad search terms ‘physical activity and minority’ were used and views from BME groups were considered in this review. Results & Conclusion: The search yielded 391 studies and 18 were finally included in the review. Our review identified 20 barriers clustered among four broad themes of: (a) perceived personal barriers; (b) socio-economic barriers; (c) cultural barriers; and (d) environmental barriers. Overcoming these barriers in these broad areas is important in development of sensitive multicultural health promotion addressing physical inequalities.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1916-9744
Uncontrolled Keywords:Systematic review, Health promotion, Black minority ethnic groups, Physical activity, South Asian African
Subjects:Technology > Medicine and Health > Nursing and Midwifery
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:13436
Deposited By:Prof Edwin van Teijlingen
Deposited On:26 Mar 2010 18:30
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:23

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