Perceived barriers to initiating and maintaining physical activity among South Asian and White British adults in their 60s living in the United Kingdom: a qualitative study.

@article{Horne2013PerceivedBT,
  title={Perceived barriers to initiating and maintaining physical activity among South Asian and White British adults in their 60s living in the United Kingdom: a qualitative study.},
  author={Maria Horne and Dawn A. Skelton and Shaun Speed and Chris Todd},
  journal={Ethnicity & health},
  year={2013},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={626-45}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore the barriers to initiating and maintaining regular physical activity (PA) among UK Indian, Pakistani and White British adults in their 60s. DESIGN An exploratory qualitative approach was utilised using 15 focus groups and 40 in-depth interviews. Purposive sampling was used to recruit participants with different experiences of participation or non-participation in PA. RESULTS Misunderstandings about the value of exercise in later life, particularly for those with ongoing… CONTINUE READING