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Research Article

Physical Activity in South Asians: An In-Depth Qualitative Study to Explore Motivations and Facilitators

  • Ruth Jepson mail,

    ruth.jepson@stir.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Centre for Population Health and Public Health Research, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

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  • Fiona M. Harris,

    Affiliation: Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

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  • Alison Bowes,

    Affiliation: School of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

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  • Roma Robertson,

    Affiliation: Centre for Population Health and Public Health Research, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

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  • Ghizala Avan,

    Affiliation: School of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

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  • Aziz Sheikh

    Affiliation: Edinburgh Ethnicity and Health Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045333

About the Authors

Ruth Jepson, Roma Robertson
Centre for Population Health and Public Health Research, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland
Fiona M. Harris
Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland
Alison Bowes, Ghizala Avan
School of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland
Aziz Sheikh
Edinburgh Ethnicity and Health Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: ruth.jepson@stir.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RJ FH AB RR GA AS. Performed the experiments: FH GA RJ. Analyzed the data: FH GA. Wrote the paper: RJ FH AB RR GA AS.