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“A forward movement into life”: A qualitative study of how, why and when physical activity may benefit depression

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Physical activity can help manage depression, but little is known about how, why and when it ‘works’. Few studies have used qualitative methods to explore the change process, which could identify new hypothesised mechanisms and moderators. This qualitative, grounded theory study aimed to elucidate the change process by exploring physical activity experiences among individuals with self-reported and diagnosed depression or low mood who felt it had or had not helped their mood. Twenty-six indiv...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/j.mhpa.2017.03.004

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Pickett, K More by this author
Kendrick, T More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
National Institute for Health Research More from this funder
Royal College of General Practitioners Scientific Foundation Board More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Mental Health and Physical Activity Journal website
Volume:
12
Pages:
100-109
Publication date:
2017-03-05
Acceptance date:
2017-03-20
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-0199
ISSN:
1755-2966
Pubs id:
pubs:694288
URN:
uri:79569ca1-8077-4c58-b145-faf6a04f7742
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uuid:79569ca1-8077-4c58-b145-faf6a04f7742
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pubs:694288

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