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Individual experiences following a six month exercise intervention: a qualitative study
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden & Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2015 (English)In: Edinburgh 2015: ISBNPA: International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity: Advancing Behavior Change Science: 3rd – 6th June 2015: Abstract Book, 2015, 399-399 p.Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose:

Dropout is a common problem invarious exercise interventions. The individual ́s experience is believed to greatly impact dropout, yet little is known about the individual experiences of taking part in exercise interventions. The aim of this study was to gain understanding of participants’ personal experiences in relation to participating in an exercise intervention.

Methods:

A qualitative approach with semi-structured interviews was conducted with eight informants (malen= 3; femalen: 5) aged between 26 to 47 years, whom all had participated in a six month exercise intervention with individual coaching based on Self-Determination Theory and Motivational Interviewing. The interviews were analyzed thematically with an inductive approach.

Results/findings:

Aspects that influenced the informants’ participation, motivation and adherence to the exercise intervention could be linked to three themes: For the greater good, Self-awareness: knowing, and The individual’s context. In relation to the themes, it was discussed to what extent the informants felt that the intervention was adapted to fit their specific needs.

Conclusions:

This study highlights the importance of tailoring exercise interventions to better support the individuals’ specific needs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. 399-399 p.
Keyword [en]
Self-determination theory, inductive approach, thematic analysis, motivational interviewing, dropout, adherence
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-28378OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-28378DiVA: diva2:816204
Conference
International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA 2015), Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 3-6 June, 2015
Note

Poster no: P1.133

Available from: 2015-06-02 Created: 2015-06-02 Last updated: 2016-11-30Bibliographically approved

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