A Review of Recent Systematic Reviews on the Barriers & Facilitators to Physical Activity

Mr.Johnson Mbabazi , Dorothy Nalweyiso, Lawrence Nnyanzi, Barry Tolchard, Edward Kunonga

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Abstract

Physical inactivity causes 16.6% of UK deaths. This systematic review (SR) aims to investigate SRs published between 2016 and 2021 on the facilitators and barriers to physical activity (PA) participation among UK adults. Using the PICO framework and PRISMA method, an SR of SRs of studies on PA facilitators and barriers in UK adults published between 2016 and 3 December 2021 in PubMed, SCOPUS, or the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews was conducted. None of the SRs reviewed included studies from the COVID-19 pandemic, and primary PA studies on UK-based adult BAME populations were few. UK-based PA facilitators included understanding PA's benefits, social engagement or involvement, PA-related advice, and a safe PA environment. English, time, and health problems were PA's biggest challenges. This study found current research gaps on PA challenges among UK adults. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected UK lifestyles, notably PA; hence, an SR is needed to collect current primary research on PA facilitators and barriers for UK adults.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2023
EventSociety for Social Medicine & Population Health Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 - Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sept 20238 Sept 2023

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ConferenceSociety for Social Medicine & Population Health Annual Scientific Meeting 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle upon Tyne
Period6/09/238/09/23

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