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Perceptions of physical activity for health and wellbeing by people with long term conditions: A qualitative study
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Physical inactivity is the fourth most common reason for premature deaths globally and a risk factor for developing a long term condition (LTC), which increases in numbers disproportionate to the world's population growth. Although great results are shown from rehabilitation as both prevention and treatment, attendance numbers are low.

Aim: The study aimed to explore people’s perceptions about what influences their choice of Physical activity (PA). By doing so, we hoped to make existing rehabilitation classes more easily accessible instead of inventing new ones.

Method: The data for this qualitative thesis came from 17 semi-structured interviews with outpatients diagnosed with at least 1 LTC. Field notes from accompanying a rehabilitation class were also used. Systematic thematic analysis was then made according to Braun, V. and Clarke, V. (2006)

Results: Eight themes were made: Physical benefits as main reason for PA, Symptoms of the condition act as a barrier to PA, Proactivity about life situation, PA as a conduct for social connection, Not motivated to undertake PA, Uncertainty, Fear and Accessibility. These then together created the main theme: A fluid spiral through engagement in physical activity.

Conclusion: In general, those who were more physically active had a more positive view of life. Physical benefits, followed by social connection, seemed to be the main reason for engaging in PA and identified barriers often included physical barriers and fear.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 25
Keywords [en]
Physical activity, Long term conditions, Perceptions, Systematic thematic analyse
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Physiotherapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-148385OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-148385DiVA, id: diva2:1213421
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Dr Hilda Mulligan, University of Otago, NZ
Educational program
Master's Programme in Physiotherapy
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Available from: 2018-08-30 Created: 2018-06-04 Last updated: 2018-08-30Bibliographically approved

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