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

Authors: Koshoedo, S., Simkhada, P. and van Teijlingen, E.

Journal: Global Journal of Health Science

Volume: 1

Pages: 85-96

ISSN: 1916-9744

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.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/13436/

http://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/gjhs/article/viewFile/2692/3477

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Preferred by: Edwin van Teijlingen

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

Authors: Koshoedo, S., Simkhada, P. and van Teijlingen, E.

Journal: Global Journal of Health Science

Volume: 1

Issue: 2

Pages: 85-96

ISSN: 1916-9744

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.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/13436/

http://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/gjhs/article/viewFile/2692/3477

Source: BURO EPrints