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Individuell anpassning och uppföljning av fysisk aktivitet på recept (FaR): en kvalitativ studie med fokus på patienters erfarenheter
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Individual adjustment and follow-ups of physical activity on prescription (FaR) : a qualitative study focusing in patients' experiences (English)
Abstract [en]

Physical activity on prescription, so-called FaR is an important task for the district nurse in order to promote the individual´s health. Physical activity can relieve pain and symptoms as well as lead to reduced medication. The purpose of this study was to examine adult patients’ experiences of having been prescribed FaR. An interview study using an inductive qualitative approach was set up and ten patients were interviewed. The interviews were analyzed using content analysis according to Graneheim and Lundman’s description of the method. The results show that those who received tailored FaR had, in different ways, been offered, given to reason and discuss, agree and given the choice of activity and degree of activity the following individual condition and disease. To be asked to increase activity was almost as common as getting tailored FaR. Monitoring and support varied from close contacts if necessary to no follow-up at all. Those who had close contact described they had been met with a motivational interview. Some patients had no need of frequent follow-ups and were pleased to have received encouragement to the increased activity. The medical staff need ongoing training in motivational interviewing and in being flexible when there is a prescribed FaR to be consistent in patients undergoing treatment. To get repeated encouragement at follow-ups was one of the main categories that made the patients motivated progressively, increased activity and reduced resistance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 26 p.
Keyword [en]
encouragement, FaR, follow-ups, physical activity, qualitative study
Keyword [sv]
uppmuntran, FaR, uppföljning, fysisk aktivitet, kvalitativ studie
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9553Local ID: EXD800OAI: diva2:948543
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Specialist nursing programme
Available from: 2016-08-12 Created: 2016-07-12 Last updated: 2016-08-12Bibliographically approved

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