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

Aidan J Searle, Anne M Haase, Melanie Jane Emma Chalder, Kenneth R Fox, Adrian Taylor, Glyn H Lewis, Katrina M Turner

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1430-1442
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume19
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

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    TREAD: EXERCISE ON PRESCRIPTION FOR DEPRESSION

    Lewis, G. H., Haase, A. M., Fox, K. R., Wiles, N. J., Campbell, J. L., Hollinghurst, S. P., Turner, K. M., Calnan, M. W., Montgomery, A. A., Lawlor, D. A., Peters, T. & Sharp, D. J.

    1/11/051/02/11

    Project: Research

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