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Publication - Dr Melanie Chalder

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

    Citation

    Searle, AJ, Haase, AM, Chalder, MJE, Fox, KR, Taylor, A, Lewis, GH & Turner, KM, 2014, ‘Participants’ experiences of facilitated physical activity for the management of depression in primary care’. Journal of Health Psychology, vol 19., pp. 1430-1442

    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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