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Aggestål, Anna
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Aggestål, A. (2019). The role of voluntary sports organisations in delivering physical activity on prescription (PAOP): the case of Sweden. In: Book of Abstracts: Uniting the world through sport science: 24th Annual congress of the European College of Sport Science. Paper presented at 24th Annual Congress of the ECSS, Prague, Czech Republic, July 3-6, 2019. Prague: Charles University, 2019, Article ID 13.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The role of voluntary sports organisations in delivering physical activity on prescription (PAOP): the case of Sweden
2019 (English)In: Book of Abstracts: Uniting the world through sport science: 24th Annual congress of the European College of Sport Science, Prague: Charles University, 2019 , 2019, article id 13Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Globally, public health is a political priority with governments´ increasingly supporting interventions in civil society for reaching health related objectives. There is a worldwide public health focus on increasing population levels of physical activity by prescribing exercise as a preventive strategy against the risk of developing a range of non-communicable diseases. The employment of voluntary sports organisations is increasingly becoming the mechanism for physical activity promotion and the implementation of interventions to raise physical activity levels. This study explores the Swedish Sports Confederation´s (SSC) implementation of physical activity on prescription (PAOP). While studies exist about the effectiveness of exercise referral schemes and programs, for participant adherence, increasing physical activity, fitness or health indicators, knowledge about the role of different organisations in delivering such schemes has been called for. In heeding this call, this study interviewed representatives from the 21 Regional Sports Federations in Sweden involved in leading, organizing and delivering physical activity. The results of the interviewee data provide detail on how PAOP is delivered and received. The presentation summarizes the findings and illustrates the complex barriers and facilitators involved in stimulating and engaging previously inactive participants in sustained physical activity in the Swedish Sports Confederation system.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Prague: Charles University, 2019, 2019
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-162926 (URN)
Conference
24th Annual Congress of the ECSS, Prague, Czech Republic, July 3-6, 2019
Available from: 2019-09-02 Created: 2019-09-02 Last updated: 2019-09-03Bibliographically approved
Aggestål, A. & Fahlén, J. (2018). Employing voluntary sports organisations in the implementation of physical activity policy. In: Joe Piggin, Louise Mansfield and Mike Weed (Ed.), Routledge handbook of physical activity policy and practice: (pp. 359-370). Abingdon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Employing voluntary sports organisations in the implementation of physical activity policy
2018 (English)In: Routledge handbook of physical activity policy and practice / [ed] Joe Piggin, Louise Mansfield and Mike Weed, Abingdon: Routledge, 2018, p. 359-370Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2018
Series
Routledge international handbooks
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-140774 (URN)9781138943087 (ISBN)9781315672779 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-10-19 Created: 2017-10-19 Last updated: 2019-01-02Bibliographically approved
Aggestål, A. (2016). Governing public health through voluntary sport organisations: bridging grassroots engagement and expert knowledge. In: Adam B. Evans, Glen Nielsen, Lone Friis Thing and Laila Ottesen (Ed.), Sport in the City – Mobility, Urbanity and Social Change: 13th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference: Book of Abstracts. Paper presented at 13th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference, 4-7 May 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark (pp. 17-17). Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Governing public health through voluntary sport organisations: bridging grassroots engagement and expert knowledge
2016 (English)In: Sport in the City – Mobility, Urbanity and Social Change: 13th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference: Book of Abstracts / [ed] Adam B. Evans, Glen Nielsen, Lone Friis Thing and Laila Ottesen, Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport , 2016, p. 17-17Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A growing trend in welfare economies is governments´ use of voluntary organisations as tools to fulfil wider social goals (Peterson & Lupton, 2000). In Europe specifically, voluntary, non-profit and membership-based sport organisations are, as such, increasingly being used to attain health objectives (Österlind & Wright, 2012; Agergaard & Michelsen la Cour, 2012; Skille, 2008). In this development, policy processes for sport and health have become intertwined and have by that increasingly come to relate to the domain of public health (Stuij & Stokvis, 2014; Michelini, 2013; King, 2009; Coalter, 2013). In Sweden, the Swedish Sport Confederation (SSC) has been given (and taken on) increasing responsibility and has adapted the role of the premier public health promoter (Norberg, 2011; Bolling, 2005). But with this increased responsibility has followed a growing public debate about whether organised sport can deliver against public health objectives in practice. Some point to the deeply rooted tradition and logic of competition in sport as a constraint on the possibilities for sport organisations to implement health policies (Skille, 2011), while others argue that more thought should be given to what kinds of physical activities to encourage (Coalter, 2007; Murphy & Waddington, 1998), if the intention is to improve citizen´s health. Against this backdrop, this study explores sport´s significance and role in public health policy. Drawing on Norman Fairclough´s (1992; 2003) concept of interdiscursivity, it examines how Swedish Government Official Reports on public health treat issues related to sport and how corresponding reports on sport articulate public health issues. The results show how discourses on physical activity and democracy legitimize and consolidate sport´s role in public health, although they differ in their perspectives on health and people which allows for naturalized assumptions (about sport) to be maintained.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport, 2016
Keywords
Interdiscursivity, Critical Discourse Analysis, Health, Physical activity
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-120500 (URN)978 87 9177 164 4 (ISBN)
Conference
13th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference, 4-7 May 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark
Available from: 2016-05-17 Created: 2016-05-17 Last updated: 2018-08-10Bibliographically approved
Aggestål, A. (2016). Organizing physical activity for public health: the case of the Voluntary Sports Movement in Sweden. In: Adam B. Evans, Glen Nielsen, Lone Friis Thing and Laila Ottesen (Ed.), Sport in the City – Mobility, Urbanity and Social Change: 13th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference : Book of Abstracts. Paper presented at 13th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference, Copenhagen, May 4-7, 2016 (pp. 83-83). Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport 2016
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizing physical activity for public health: the case of the Voluntary Sports Movement in Sweden
2016 (English)In: Sport in the City – Mobility, Urbanity and Social Change: 13th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference : Book of Abstracts / [ed] Adam B. Evans, Glen Nielsen, Lone Friis Thing and Laila Ottesen, Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport 2016 , 2016, p. 83-83Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This abstract is based on an ongoing study in which data are collected during spring 2016 and preliminary results will be presented at the EASS conference in May 2016. The study aims at making a contribution to the research area of physical activity on prescription, in which knowledge about the role of activity organisers is called for (Kallings et al., 2008; Leijon, 2009). In heeding this call, present study puts focus on the Swedish Sports Confederation (SSC) and how it give meaning to, organises and arranges physical activities for people (patients) which are prescribed physical activity by health care providers. In doing so, this study will add to the existing literature on sport organisations' role in public health promotion (Michelini, 2015; Coalter, 2013; Geidne, Quennerstedt & Eriksson, 2012), and more specifically on the SSC’s potential as physical activity promoter and organiser of activities for people with prescription for physical activity. The study is theoretically based on Critical Discourse Analysis (Fairclough, 2003, 1992) and data is collected through interviews with leaders, in charge of prescribed physical activity, in the 21 Regional Sports Federations and in a strategic sample of the 71 National Sports Federations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport 2016, 2016
Keywords
Critical Discourse Analysis, Physical activity on prescription, Public health, Voluntary Sport organisations
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-120501 (URN)978-87-9177-164-4 (ISBN)
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Conference
13th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference, Copenhagen, May 4-7, 2016
Available from: 2016-05-17 Created: 2016-05-17 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Aggestål, A. & Fahlén, J. (2015). Managing Sport for Public Health: Approaching Contemporary Problems with Traditional Solutions. Social Inclusion, 3(3), 108-117
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managing Sport for Public Health: Approaching Contemporary Problems with Traditional Solutions
2015 (English)In: Social Inclusion, ISSN 2183-2803, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 108-117Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the area of public health, civil society involvement in attaining government objectives on physical activity participation is often carried out by voluntary sport organizations (Agergaard & Michelsen la Cour, 2012; Österlind & Wright, 2014; Skille, 2009; Theeboom, Haudenhuyse, & De Knop, 2010). In Sweden, this responsibility has been given to the Swedish Sport Confederation (SSC), a voluntary and membership-based non-profit organization, granted government authority to govern Swedish sport towards government objectives (Bergsgard & Norberg, 2010; Bolling, 2005). Research has pointed to difficulties for sport organizations to shoulder such responsibilities due to the deeply rooted logic of competition in sport and organizational structures adapted for competitive sport (Skille, 2011; Stenling & Fahlén, 2009). This article focuses on how public health is being constructed, implemented and given meaning within the SSC. Drawing on a critical discourse approach (Fairclough & Fairclough, 2012) this study explores the SSC’s role and position in public health promotion by interviewing SSC representatives and National Sport Organizations’ (NSO) general managers. Results indicate how discourses on democracy, equality and physical activity are used to legitimize the SSC’s role in public health. Also, how these discourses are compromised in practice, posing challenges for organized sport in meeting objectives of public health.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lisbon: Cogitatio, 2015
Keywords
argumentation analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), democracy, equity, physical activity
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-106063 (URN)10.17645/si.v3i3.197 (DOI)000362197500010 ()
Available from: 2015-07-06 Created: 2015-07-06 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Fahlén, J. & Aggestål, A. (2011). Ambitioner mot traditioner. Svensk Idrottsforskning: Organ för Centrum för Idrottsforskning, 20(1), 24-28
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ambitioner mot traditioner
2011 (Swedish)In: Svensk Idrottsforskning: Organ för Centrum för Idrottsforskning, ISSN 1103-4629, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 24-28Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Centrum för idrottsforskning, 2011
Keywords
Idrott
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-42757 (URN)
Available from: 2011-04-13 Created: 2011-04-13 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Aggestål, A. (2010). Sinnlig träning som livsverktyg?: Om yogautövare. SVEBI:s årsbok 2010: Aktuell beteende- och samhällsvetenskaplig idrottsforskning, 3-27
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sinnlig träning som livsverktyg?: Om yogautövare
2010 (Swedish)In: SVEBI:s årsbok 2010: Aktuell beteende- och samhällsvetenskaplig idrottsforskning, ISSN 0284-4672, p. 3-27Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Svensk förening för beteendevetenskaplig idrottsforskning, 2010
Keywords
Yoga, Wellness, Motives, Exercise habits, Habitus
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-39003 (URN)
Available from: 2011-01-14 Created: 2011-01-14 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Fahlén, J. & Aggestål, A. (2009). Målstyrningens paradox: Om lokal idrottspolitik genom interorganisatoriska nätverk. Idrottsforskaren (4), 8-9
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Målstyrningens paradox: Om lokal idrottspolitik genom interorganisatoriska nätverk
2009 (Swedish)In: Idrottsforskaren, no 4, p. 8-9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Svensk förening för beteende- och samhällsvetenskaplig idrottsforskning, 2009
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-30980 (URN)
Available from: 2010-01-26 Created: 2010-01-26 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Fahlén, J. & Aggestål, A. (2009). Vision 2010: En utvärdering av Umeå kommuns fritidspolitiska program. Umeå: Umeå kommun
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vision 2010: En utvärdering av Umeå kommuns fritidspolitiska program
2009 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå kommun, 2009
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-30986 (URN)
Available from: 2010-01-26 Created: 2010-01-26 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
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