Decreasing physical activity levels across religious Sikh male South asian migrant population in Kent, UK: A public health concern

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620472
Title:
Decreasing physical activity levels across religious Sikh male South asian migrant population in Kent, UK: A public health concern
Authors:
Sarkar, Swrajit; Ellahi, Basma; Zotor, Francis B.; Amuna, Paul
Abstract:
Physical activity (PA) plays a crucial role in reducing the risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). We investigated intergenerational physical activity level (PAL) among first and second generation Sikh Punjabi male subjects (n=137), recruited from two Sikh temples in Medway, UK. Employing a cross sectional survey PA was quantified using the validated Global PA Questionnaire (GPAQ). Data were analysed using SPSS 20 and Epi Info software. 91% of the subjects were classified as overweight. Mean physical activity level (PAL) range was sedentary to low levels of PA (1.45 – 1.60). Comparisons between first and second generation Punjabi male subjects showed that the two groups are equally culpable in not engaging in work-related or recreational PA, but for the second generation this is significantly lower. Low PAL is a contributory factor to increased risk and prevalence of NCDs among this population and a public health concern. Efforts to increase PA in this group should continue.
Affiliation:
Leeds Trinity University; University of Chester; University of Health and Allied Sciences; University of Greenwich
Citation:
Sarkar, S., Ellahi, B., Zotor, F. B., & Amuna, P. (2017 - in press). Decreasing physical activity levels across religious Sikh male South asian migrant population in Kent, UK: A public health concern. Journal of Health Management, 19(4).
Publisher:
SAGE
Journal:
Journal of Health Management
Publication Date:
31-Oct-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620472
Additional Links:
https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/journal-of-health-management/journal200887
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
0973-0729
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSarkar, Swrajiten
dc.contributor.authorEllahi, Basmaen
dc.contributor.authorZotor, Francis B.en
dc.contributor.authorAmuna, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-07T10:26:16Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-07T10:26:16Z-
dc.date.issued2017-10-31-
dc.identifier.citationSarkar, S., Ellahi, B., Zotor, F. B., & Amuna, P. (2017 - in press). Decreasing physical activity levels across religious Sikh male South asian migrant population in Kent, UK: A public health concern. Journal of Health Management, 19(4).en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620472-
dc.description.abstractPhysical activity (PA) plays a crucial role in reducing the risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). We investigated intergenerational physical activity level (PAL) among first and second generation Sikh Punjabi male subjects (n=137), recruited from two Sikh temples in Medway, UK. Employing a cross sectional survey PA was quantified using the validated Global PA Questionnaire (GPAQ). Data were analysed using SPSS 20 and Epi Info software. 91% of the subjects were classified as overweight. Mean physical activity level (PAL) range was sedentary to low levels of PA (1.45 – 1.60). Comparisons between first and second generation Punjabi male subjects showed that the two groups are equally culpable in not engaging in work-related or recreational PA, but for the second generation this is significantly lower. Low PAL is a contributory factor to increased risk and prevalence of NCDs among this population and a public health concern. Efforts to increase PA in this group should continue.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttps://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/journal-of-health-management/journal200887en
dc.subjectSouth Asianen
dc.subjectIntergenerationalen
dc.subjectAcculturationen
dc.subjectNutrition transitionen
dc.subjectIndianen
dc.titleDecreasing physical activity levels across religious Sikh male South asian migrant population in Kent, UK: A public health concernen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn0973-0729-
dc.contributor.departmentLeeds Trinity University; University of Chester; University of Health and Allied Sciences; University of Greenwichen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Health Managementen
dc.date.accepted2017-03-06-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate07/04/2017-
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