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Fun, feasible and functioning : Students' experiences of a physical activity intervention

Lindqvist, Anna Karin LU ; Kostenius, Catrine and Gard, Gunvor LU (2014) In European Journal of Physiotherapy 16(4). p.194-200
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Aim: The aim of this study was to describe students' experiences of participating in a physical activity (PA) intervention. Methodology: A purposive sampling was used; 14 students (four boys and 10 girls) were interviewed and the collected data was analysed using qualitative content analysis. Major findings: One main theme was identified: fun, feasible and functioning. The following two subthemes also emerged: the multi-component intervention fits several, but not all, and manageable measuring can also be motivating. The main theme elucidates that fun was an important factor for joining the study; the students also experienced he empowerment-inspired intervention and the data collection to be fun and feasible. According to the students,... (More)

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe students' experiences of participating in a physical activity (PA) intervention. Methodology: A purposive sampling was used; 14 students (four boys and 10 girls) were interviewed and the collected data was analysed using qualitative content analysis. Major findings: One main theme was identified: fun, feasible and functioning. The following two subthemes also emerged: the multi-component intervention fits several, but not all, and manageable measuring can also be motivating. The main theme elucidates that fun was an important factor for joining the study; the students also experienced he empowerment-inspired intervention and the data collection to be fun and feasible. According to the students, the intervention was functioning since they experienced that it increased their PA. Principal conclusions: An empowerment approach that includes forming partnerships with students is a promising avenue for developing PA interventions for schools, regardless of whether the person concerned is a parent, teacher, school nurse or physiotherapist, but one size will never fit all.

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Adolescents, Empowerment, Interviews, School-based intervention
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European Journal of Physiotherapy
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16
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4
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7 pages
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Informa Healthcare
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2167-9169
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10.3109/21679169.2014.946089
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English
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  author       = {Lindqvist, Anna Karin and Kostenius, Catrine and Gard, Gunvor},
  issn         = {2167-9169},
  keyword      = {Adolescents,Empowerment,Interviews,School-based intervention},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {12},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {194--200},
  publisher    = {Informa Healthcare},
  series       = {European Journal of Physiotherapy},
  title        = {Fun, feasible and functioning : Students' experiences of a physical activity intervention},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/21679169.2014.946089},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2014},
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