Parent recommendations to support physical activity for families with young children: Results of interviews in deprived and affluent communities in South Wales (United Kingdom).

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    • Affiliation:
      Swansea University, Swansea, UK
      National Centre for Mental Health, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
      Hywel Dda University Health Board, Wales, UK
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    • Abstract:
      Background: Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of mortality worldwide. Early childhood is a critical period when healthy behaviours can be instilled for a future active lifestyle. We explored community, societal and environmental factors affecting child and family physical activity and sought parent recommendations to support physical activity in families with young children. Methods: We interviewed 61 parents expecting a child or with a baby ≤12 months (35 mother and father paired interviews and 26 interviews with mothers only). We purposively sampled families for neighbourhood deprivation status (Townsend Index; 26 affluent; 35 deprived). We conducted thematic analysis of interview transcripts using Bronfenbrenner's socio‐ecological framework to guide interpretation. Results: We identified four themes: work family‐life balance; spaces for activity; beliefs and attitudes; and physical activity facilitators. We found that parents from deprived neighbourhoods were more likely to be underactive because of a complex web of community, social and personal factors which reduced motivation and hindered opportunity for physical activity. To increase knowledge and opportunity, respondents suggested 'help not tell' messages covering 'why', 'how' and 'where' information about physical activity, and using physical activity to support community engagement and social interaction. Conclusions: Recommendations from parents highlight effective communication about the importance of early child and family physical activity and improved community access to safe facilities and opportunities. Both parents need to be engaged in designing interventions to support greater physical activity and healthy behaviours which are relevant and achievable in individuals' lives.
    • Journal Subset:
      Europe; Health Services Administration; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland
    • Instrumentation:
      Townsend Deprivation Index
    • ISSN:
      1369-6513
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 9815926
    • Grant Information:
      Public Health Wales NHS Trust; Swansea University; NISCHR; DECIPHer; British Heart Foundation, Grant/Award Number: MR/KO23233/1; Cancer Research UK; Economic and Social Research Council; Medical Research Council; Welsh Government; Wellcome Trust
    • Publication Date:
      20200403
    • Publication Date:
      20200413
    • DOI:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hex.13020
    • Accession Number:
      142479608
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KHANOM, A. et al. Parent recommendations to support physical activity for families with young children: Results of interviews in deprived and affluent communities in South Wales (United Kingdom). Health Expectations, [s. l.], v. 23, n. 2, p. 284–295, 2020. DOI 10.1111/hex.13020. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=142479608. Acesso em: 4 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Khanom A, Evans BA, Lynch R, et al. Parent recommendations to support physical activity for families with young children: Results of interviews in deprived and affluent communities in South Wales (United Kingdom). Health Expectations. 2020;23(2):284-295. doi:10.1111/hex.13020.
    • AMA11:
      Khanom A, Evans BA, Lynch R, et al. Parent recommendations to support physical activity for families with young children: Results of interviews in deprived and affluent communities in South Wales (United Kingdom). Health Expectations. 2020;23(2):284-295. doi:10.1111/hex.13020
    • APA:
      Khanom, A., Evans, B. A., Lynch, R., Marchant, E., Hill, R. A., Morgan, K., Rapport, F., Lyons, R. A., & Brophy, S. (2020). Parent recommendations to support physical activity for families with young children: Results of interviews in deprived and affluent communities in South Wales (United Kingdom). Health Expectations, 23(2), 284–295. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.13020
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Khanom, Ashrafunnesa, Bridie Angela Evans, Rebecca Lynch, Emily Marchant, Rebecca A. Hill, Kelly Morgan, Frances Rapport, Ronan A. Lyons, and Sinead Brophy. 2020. “Parent Recommendations to Support Physical Activity for Families with Young Children: Results of Interviews in Deprived and Affluent Communities in South Wales (United Kingdom).” Health Expectations 23 (2): 284–95. doi:10.1111/hex.13020.
    • Harvard:
      Khanom, A. et al. (2020) ‘Parent recommendations to support physical activity for families with young children: Results of interviews in deprived and affluent communities in South Wales (United Kingdom)’, Health Expectations, 23(2), pp. 284–295. doi: 10.1111/hex.13020.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Khanom, A, Evans, BA, Lynch, R, Marchant, E, Hill, RA, Morgan, K, Rapport, F, Lyons, RA & Brophy, S 2020, ‘Parent recommendations to support physical activity for families with young children: Results of interviews in deprived and affluent communities in South Wales (United Kingdom)’, Health Expectations, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 284–295, viewed 4 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Khanom, Ashrafunnesa, et al. “Parent Recommendations to Support Physical Activity for Families with Young Children: Results of Interviews in Deprived and Affluent Communities in South Wales (United Kingdom).” Health Expectations, vol. 23, no. 2, Apr. 2020, pp. 284–295. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/hex.13020.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Khanom, Ashrafunnesa, Bridie Angela Evans, Rebecca Lynch, Emily Marchant, Rebecca A. Hill, Kelly Morgan, Frances Rapport, Ronan A. Lyons, and Sinead Brophy. “Parent Recommendations to Support Physical Activity for Families with Young Children: Results of Interviews in Deprived and Affluent Communities in South Wales (United Kingdom).” Health Expectations 23, no. 2 (April 2020): 284–95. doi:10.1111/hex.13020.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Khanom A, Evans BA, Lynch R, Marchant E, Hill RA, Morgan K, et al. Parent recommendations to support physical activity for families with young children: Results of interviews in deprived and affluent communities in South Wales (United Kingdom). Health Expectations [Internet]. 2020 Apr [cited 2020 Aug 4];23(2):284–95. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=142479608