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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