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Patients’ and Practitioners’ Views on Health Behaviour Change: A Qualitative Study

Elwell, Laura, POVEY, Rachel, GROGAN, Sarah, Allen, Candia and Prestwich, Andrew (2013) Patients’ and Practitioners’ Views on Health Behaviour Change: A Qualitative Study. Psychology and Health, 28 (6). pp. 653-74. ISSN 0887-0446 (In Press)

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Patient and health professional perspectives on lifestyle behaviour change were examined. Focus groups were conducted with seven patients and thirteen health professionals. An inductive thematic analysis of transcripts suggested a range of issues that are relevant to the development and implementation of lifestyle change interventions such as time, lack of resources and starting interventions too late, as well as personal circumstances and the continuous effort that behaviour change requires. The results are discussed in relation to the implications they may have for researchers and health service commissioners designing interventions, and practitioners implementing lifestyle change interventions in primary care.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Rachel POVEY
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2013 16:00
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:37

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