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Title: Numbers are not the whole story: a qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators to increased physical activity in a primary care based walking intervention
Authors: Normansell, R
Smith, J
Victor, C
Cook, DG
Kerry, S
Iliffe, S
Ussher, M
Fox-Rushby, J
Whincup, P
Harris, T
Keywords: Qualitative research;Physical activity;Pedometer intervention;Walking;Primary care;Older adults
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd
Citation: BMC Public Health, 14: 1272, (2014)
Abstract: Background: The majority of mid-life and older adults in the UK are not achieving recommended physical activity levels and inactivity is associated with many health problems. Walking is a safe, appropriate exercise. The PACE-UP trial sought to increase walking through the structured use of a pedometer and handbook, with and without support from a practice nurse trained in behaviour change techniques (BCTs). Understanding barriers and facilitators to engagement with a primary care based physical activity intervention is essential for future trials and programmes. Methods: We conducted semi-structured telephone interviews using a topic guide with purposive samples of participants who did and did not increase their walking from both intervention groups. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed and coded independently by researchers prior to performing a thematic analysis. Responsiveness to the specific BCTs used was also analysed.
Description: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited.
URI: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/1272
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/10464
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-1272
ISSN: 1471-2458
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