Barriers to participation in physical activity among South Sudanese children in South Australia: Parents' perspectives

William Mude, Lillian Mwanri

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Abstract

Physical inactivity is one of the determinants of childhood obesity. Although its facilitators are well documented for the general community, limited evidence exists informing newly arrived and emerging migrant communities in Australia. To explore parents' perspectives of barriers to participation in physical activity among South Sudanese children in South Australia. Qualitative, face-to-face interviews were conducted with parents. Data were transcribed, coded, and analyzed thematically using NVivo software. Multiple and complex barriers to physical activity participation were described. Enabling and supportive programs are needed to improve physical activity participation and health outcomes of new migrants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-300
Number of pages8
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children
  • Immigrants
  • Physical activity
  • South Australia
  • South Sudanese

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