Professionals' perceptions of factors affecting implementation and continuation of a physical activity promotion programme in rehabilitation: A qualitative studyHoekstra, F., Hettinga, F. J., den Breejen, M., Duijf, M., van der Woude, L. H. V., Dekker, R. & Van Der Schans, C. P., May-2017, In : Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 49, 5, p. 385-394 10 p.
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Objective: To describe professionals' perceptions of factors that facilitate or hamper the implementation and continuation of a physical activity promotion programme in rehabilitation.
Design: This study used a qualitative design.
Methods: Semi-structured interviews (n = 22) were conducted with rehabilitation professionals (n = 28) involved in the implementation of a physical activity promotion programme. Two additional interviews were conducted with the programme coordinators (n = 2). The study involved 18 rehabilitation organizations implementing the programme that targets people with disabilities or chronic diseases. Organizations were supported in the implementation process by the programme coordinators.
Results: Commonly perceived facilitating factors were: involvement of committed and enthusiastic professionals; agreement with their organizations' vision/wishes; the perceived additional value of the programme; and opportunities to share knowledge and experience with professionals from other organizations. Commonly perceived hampering factors were: uncertainty about continuing the programme; limited flexibility; and lack of support from physicians and therapists to implement the programme.
Conclusion: Professionals perceived a heterogeneous set of factors that facilitate and/or hamper the implementation and continuation of a physical activity promotion programme in rehabilitation. Based on these findings, recommendations were formulated to enhance embedding of physical activity promotion during and after rehabilitation.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - May-2017|
- people with disabilities, active lifestyle, sports, sustainability, rehabilitation professionals, semi-structured interviews, PRIMARY-HEALTH-CARE, ACTIVITY INTERVENTIONS, KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION, ACTIVITY BEHAVIOR, SUSTAINABILITY, FRAMEWORK, BARRIERS, FACILITATORS, PEOPLE, AGENDA