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Table 4 Summary of key findings

From: Exercise and physical activity in asylum seekers in Northern England; using the theoretical domains framework to identify barriers and facilitators

Key barriers Key facilitators
Capabilities:
 Stress associated with being an asylum seeker
Stress drove activity
Decision process:
 Living in limbo
Feeling settled and secure
Resources and environment
 Lack of money for food and equipment
 Lack of knowledge of facilities in local area
 The weather
 Time
 Lack of childcare
 
Social
 Exercising With friends/ family
 Alone in the UK
 Cultural influences
Exercising With friends/ family
Knowledge and skills
 The phrase ‘physical activity’ and recommended levels Levels of exercise and physical activity back home
  Understanding consequences
 Impact on physical health
 Weight gain
 Impact on mental health