Research Impact: Socioeconomically disadvantaged adults have lower engagement in leisure-time physical activity than those who are more affluent. We conducted a systematic review to identify correlates of unspecified physical activity and leisure-time physical activity among socioeconomically disadvantaged adults. Few factors were consistently associated with either unspecified physical activity or leisure-time physical activity. Based on available evidence, strategies to increase physical activity should consider the needs of, and focus on, those with poor self-rated health and functional capacity and should use strategies to improve physical activity self-efficacy. Strategies to increase leisure-time physical activity should focus on simultaneously addressing leisure-time physical activity and mental health concerns and improving perceptions of physical activity benefits and enjoyment.
Craike, M., Bourke, M., Hilland, T. A., Wiesner, G., Pascoe, M.C., Bengoechea, E.G., & Parker, A.G. (2019). Correlates of Physical Activity among Disadvantaged Groups: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 57(5), 700-715. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2019.06.021
Enrique Garcia Benogechea: Succeed and Lead EHS Research Fellow;