There is an urgent need to increase population levels of physical activity, particularly amongst those who are socio-economically disadvantaged. Multiple factors influence physical activity behaviour but the generalisability of current evidence to such ‘hard-to-reach’ population subgroups is limited by difficulties in recruiting them into studies. Also, rigorous qualitative studies of lay perceptions and perceptions of community leaders about public health efforts to increase physical activity are sparse. We sought to explore, within a socio-economically disadvantaged community, residents’ and community leaders’ perceptions of physical activity (PA) interventions and issues regarding their implementation, in order to improve understanding of needs, expectations, and social/environmental factors relevant to future interventions.
Literatuurverwijzing: Cleland, C.L., Hunter, R.F., Tully, M.A., Scott, D., Kee, F., Donnelly, M., ... Cupples, M.E. (2014). Identifying solutions to increase participation in physical activity interventions within a socio-economically disadvantaged community: a qualitative study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 11