'I can actually exercise if I want to; it isn't as hard as I thought' - A qualitative study of the experiences and views of obese adolescents participating in an exercise therapy intervention

DALEY, A. J., COPELAND, R. J., WRIGHT, N. P. and WALES, J. K. H. (2008). 'I can actually exercise if I want to; it isn't as hard as I thought' - A qualitative study of the experiences and views of obese adolescents participating in an exercise therapy intervention. Journal of Health Psychology, 13 (6), 810-819.

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    Abstract

    A qualitative study nested within a randomized controlled trial explored obese adolescents' experiences of participation in an exercise therapy intervention. Semi- structured interviews were conducted with participants assigned to exercise therapy. Participants' reported feeling more energetic during and after exercise, than before. Many participants reported feeling happy/ happier and expressed feeling better about themselves as individuals after the intervention. Most participants felt more confident in their ability to exercise regularly. Greater emphasis needs to be placed upon educating obese adolescents about the wide range of health benefits that exercise can provide, and that weight loss, while important, is only one such benefit.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: UoA26
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Sport and Exercise Science
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105308093865
    Page Range: 810-819
    Depositing User: Rachel Davison
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 13:18
    Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 12:47
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2561

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