Physical activity promotion in daily exercise therapy: The perspectives of exercise therapists in German rehabilitation settings

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Geidl W, Wais J, Fangmann C, Demisse E, Pfeifer K, Sudeck G
Zeitschrift: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2019
Band: Pre-Print; Under Review
ISSN: 2052-1847
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract

Abstract
Background
This study aims to explore exercise therapists’ perspectives on the
topic of physical activity promotion (PAP) with a focus on identifying
(i) the intervention content and methodological approaches used for
promoting physical activity (PA) in daily practice and (ii) the barriers
and facilitators that affect PAP.
Methods
This qualitative study comprised the heads of exercise therapy
departments (n = 58; 41% women; mean age = 45 years) from different
rehabilitation clinics in Germany. Each participant took part in a
semi-structured focus-group discussion on PAP in exercise therapy. The
findings of the focus groups were processed and interpreted using a
conventional qualitative content analysis.
Results
The exercise therapists demonstrated detailed didactic–methodological
strategies and action orientations for PAP. The identified core topics
of the content and methods of PAP were (1) conceptualization, (2)
exercise and PA for enjoyment and pleasure, (3) education with
practice–theory combinations, (4) media and materials for self-directed
training, and (5) strategies to enhance personal responsibility and
independence. The core topics for the associated barriers and
facilitators were (1) structural conditions, (2) the role of exercise
therapists, (3) the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team, (4)
rehabilitant experiences and expectations, and (5) aftercare services.
Conclusion
The topic of PAP is addressed with a high level of variability; exercise
therapists involved in this study identify various methods and content
for the promotion of PA within their individual practices. However, they
display a limited awareness of existing evidence- and theory-based
concepts for the promotion of PA as well as underlying theories of
behavioural change. This variability may be due to the lack of a defined
common framework for promoting PA, insufficient emphasis being placed
on PA promotion in the current curricula and training, or extensive
conceptual differences within German exercise therapy departments (e.g.
different weighting of PAP).


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Demisse, Ewnet
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Bewegung und Gesundheit
Geidl, Wolfgang Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Bewegung und Gesundheit
Pfeifer, Klaus Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Bewegung und Gesundheit


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Zitierweisen

APA:
Geidl, W., Wais, J., Fangmann, C., Demisse, E., Pfeifer, K., & Sudeck, G. (2019). Physical activity promotion in daily exercise therapy: The perspectives of exercise therapists in German rehabilitation settings. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pre-Print; Under Review.

MLA:
Geidl, Wolfgang, et al. "Physical activity promotion in daily exercise therapy: The perspectives of exercise therapists in German rehabilitation settings." BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation Pre-Print; Under Review (2019).

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