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Table 2 Characteristics of qualitative studies

From: Generational differences in the physical activity of UK South Asians: a systematic review

  South Asian Ethnic group Location of study Main focus of study Data collection method Number of participants Sex of participants Age groups Reporting of adult second-generation information?
[36] Brophy et al. 2011 Bangladeshi South Wales Asking teenager to suggest recommendation to increase their physical activity 4 Focus groups 24 Male and Female 16 to 18 No
[37] Eastwood et al. 2013 South Asian London Assessing the risk of CVD in religious and community settings Semi-structured interviews 24 Male and Female 30 to 67 No
[38] Farooqi et al. 2000 South Asian Leicester Understanding attitudes and knowledge of lifestyle risk factors for CHD 6 Focus groups 44 Male and Female Over 40 Yes
[39] Grace et al. 2008 Bangladeshi London Preventing diabetes 17 Focus groups and Semi-structured interviews 129 in Focus groups 8 interviews Male and Female Mean age 35 Yes
[40] Horne et al. 2009 South Asian North West England Fall prevention in 60 to 70 year olds Participant observation, 15 Focus groups and Semi-structured interviews 87 in Focus groups 40 interviews Male and Female 60 to 70 No
[41] Horne et al. 2010 South Asian North West England Influence of primary health-care professionals on physical activity Participant observation, 15 Focus groups and Semi-structured interviews 87 in Focus groups 40 interviews Male and Female 60 to 70 No
[42] Horne et al. 2012 Indian and Pakistani North West England To identify the attitudes and beliefs associated with the uptake and adherence of physical activity among community-dwelling South Asians Focus groups and Semi-structured interviews 29 in Focus groups 17 interviews Male and Female In 60s No
[43] Horne et al. 2013 Indian and Pakistani North West England Understanding the barriers to maintaining physical activity 15 Focus groups and Semi-structured interviews 29 in Focus groups 17 interviews Male and Female In 60s No
[44] Jepson et al. 2008 (report) Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh To explore the barriers, facilitators and motivators for South Asians 9 Focus groups and Semi-structured interviews 59 in Focus groups 10 interviews Male and Female Ages 20 to 40 No
[45] Jepson et al. 2012 Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh Describing the types of and motivators for physical activities that South Asians do 9 Focus groups and Semi-structured interviews 59 in Focus groups 10 interviews Male and Female Unknown No
[46] Johnson 2000 Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi Midlands To fill the gap in knowledge about ethnic minority lifestyles and health Not reported Not reported Male Unknown No
[47] Khunti et al. 2008 South Asian Leicester Understanding the impact of an Action Research Partnership to prevent diabetes 18 Focus groups Not reported Male and Female 11 to 15 No
[48] Pallan et al. 2012 South Asian Birmingham Understanding the contextual influences on obesity 9 Focus groups 68 Male and Female Unknown (adults talking about children) No
[49] Rai & Finch 1997 Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi England To investigate attitudes towards and barriers to physical activity in South Asian and Black communities in England 14 Focus groups 109 Male and Female 18 to 50 Yes
[50] Rawlins et al. 2013 Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi London Perceptions of healthy eating and physical activity in young children 13 Focus groups 70 Male and Female 8 to 13 No
[51] Rogers et al. 1997 Bangladeshi London To describe the contributing factors to variations in health-related behaviours and attitudes in 12 year olds Semi-structured interviews 41 Male and Female Age 12 No
[52] Victor 2014 Bangladeshi and Pakistani Great Britain Physical activity during the daily life of elders Semi-structured interviews 109 Male and Female Over 50 No