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J Health Psychol. 2014 Nov;19(11):1430-42. doi: 10.1177/1359105313493648. Epub 2013 Sep 10.

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

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1
University of Bristol, UK A.J.Searle@bristol.ac.uk.
2
University of Bristol, UK.
3
University of Exeter, UK.
4
University College London, UK.

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.

KEYWORDS:

depression; facilitated physical activity; goal-setting; self-determination; self-efficacy

PMID:
24021723
DOI:
10.1177/1359105313493648
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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