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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.
Searle, A. J., Haase, A. M., Chalder, M. J. E., Fox, K. R., Taylor, A., Lewis, G. H., & Turner, K. M. (2014). Participants’ experiences of facilitated physical activity for the management of depression in primary care. Journal of Health Psychology, 19(11), 1430-1442. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105313493648