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Participants' experiences of facilitated physical activity for the management of depression in primary care.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of health psychology
Publication Date
Volume
19
Issue
11
Pages
1430–1442
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1359105313493648
PMID: 24021723
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Depression
  • Facilitated Physical Activity
  • Goal-Setting
  • Self-Determination
  • Self-Efficacy

Abstract

A qualitative study was conducted within a randomised trial of facilitated physical activity for depression based on Self-Determination Theory and motivational interviewing. Interviews were held with 19 participants at 4 months, and 12 participants were re-interviewed 8 months later. The interviews were analysed in accordance with Grounded Theory using framework. Themes consisted of the following: relationship with the physical activity facilitators, mode of facilitation, impact of contact with physical activity facilitator/assimilation and future plans, change in activity, and effectiveness of physical activity facilitator techniques. Engagement in physical activity was enhanced within an autonomy-supportive environment.

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