Research Impact: People from socioeconomically disadvantaged population groups are less likely to be physically active and more likely to experience adverse health outcomes than those who are less disadvantaged. In this umbrella review, we examined across all age groups, (1) the effectiveness of interventions to improve physical activity among socioeconomically disadvantaged groups, and (2) the characteristics of effective interventions. Interventions can be successful at improving physical activity among children from socioeconomically disadvantaged groups, with evidence for other age groups weak or inconclusive. We recommend that the benefits of physical activity be recognised more broadly than obesity prevention in future studies, as this may have implications for the design and appeal of interventions.
Craike, M., Wiesner, G., Hilland, T.A. and Bengoechea, E.G., 2018. Interventions to improve physical activity among socioeconomically disadvantaged groups: an umbrella review International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15(1), p.43. doi: 0.1186/s12966-018-0676-2