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"It might hurt, but still it's good': People with rheumatoid arthritis beliefs and expectations about physical activity interventions
Larkin, Louise; Kennedy, Norelee; Fraser, Alexander D.; Gallagher, Stephen
Many people who have rheumatoid arthritis report low levels of physical activity. We conducted 17 interviews with people who have rheumatoid arthritis to gain insight into how they view physical activity and to explore how their levels of activity may be increased. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed using thematic analysis. Four main themes were generated: being active, barriers and facilitators, information and advice, and supporting physical activity. A lack of information about being active fostered negative emotions limiting physical activity participation. Improved provision of physical activity advice is warranted to promote physical activity in people who have rheumatoid arthritis. peer-reviewed
Keyword(s): arthritis; beliefs; exercise; information; physical activity
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Citation(s): Journal of Health Psychology;22 (13), pp. 1678-1690
Publisher(s): SAGE Publications
First Indexed: 2018-02-16 06:25:03 Last Updated: 2018-02-16 06:25:03