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Stephanie M. Mazerolle, Thomas G. Bowman and Carrie Fister

Context:

Athletic training majors are at risk for experiencing elevated stress, frustrations, and eventual burnout. Evidence suggests that stressors can accumulate over time, but academic standing can plausibly influence experiences with stress.

Objective:

Gain information related to coping strategies used by athletic training majors to manage their stress and frustrations to prevent burnout.

Design:

Online qualitative study.

Setting:

Athletic training programs.

Patients or Other Participants:

10 sophomores, 9 juniors, and 4 seniors completed the online questionnaire. The athletic training majors were recruited from four institutions with accredited programs.

Data Collection and Analysis:

Data were collected in March 2013 via asynchronous online interviewing via QuestionPro. All participants responded to the same set of 25 questions and data were analyzed following a general inductive approach. The questionnaire was reviewed by a peer and piloted. Multiple analyst coding was completed.

Results:

We identified an overarching theme of personal coping strategies, which athletic training majors used to manage and cope with their stressors. These strategies were simply considered outside the confines of the athletic training program itself, and included outside support networks, physical outlets, and time management skills. We acknowledged athletic training majors also employed stress-relieving strategies that were facilitated within or by the athletic training program itself. Specifically, our participants noted that they received support from peer and programmatic personnel (preceptors, faculty).

Conclusions:

Athletic training majors must develop personal strategies that can help them best alleviate their stressors, but also must have strong support in place especially within their athletic training programs. We recommend that athletic training majors reflect upon what strategies work best for them and to find hobbies and personal interests that help them de-stress and rejuvenate from their demanding workloads.

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Karl Spiteri, David Broom, Amira Hassan Bekhet, John Xerri de Caro, Bob Laventure and Kate Grafton

://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?RecordI6D=73810 ). Inclusion Criteria The inclusion criteria adapted from Nightingale ( 2009 ) are as follows: • Type of participants: people (50–70 years) living in the community. • Type of study: qualitative and quantitative research and mixed methods. ○ Qualitative studies that presented quotes from

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Pilar Lavielle Sotomayor, Gerardo Huitron Bravo, Analí López Fernández and Juan Talavera Piña

: Qualitative methodology was used together with quantitative surveys to improve the quality and validity of the data. 21 , 22 The qualitative phase of the study was designed to understand physicians’ perceptions of PAP. Based on the qualitative study, a questionnaire with culturally relevant items was

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Laura J. McGowan, Rachael Powell and David P. French

’ knowledge, only three qualitative studies have been published concerning the development of interventions to reduce sedentary behavior in older adults. Chastin, Fitzpatrick, Andrews, and DiCroce ( 2014 ) identified perceived pain, lack of energy, social pressure to rest, ageist stereotyping, and lack of

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Sarpreet Kahlon, Kiah Brubacher-Cressman, Erica Caron, Keren Ramonov, Ruth Taubman, Katherine Berg, F. Virginia Wright and Alicia J. Hilderley

theoretical foundation for the qualitative study. SDT posits that three needs of relatedness (i.e., connection to others), competence (i.e., skills and confidence in one’s skills), and autonomy (i.e., control, choice) support motivation for behaviors and changes therein ( Deci & Ryan, 2000 ). Motivation for

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Juliana S. Oliveira, Leanne Hassett, Catherine Sherrington, Elisabeth Ramsay, Catherine Kirkham, Shona Manning and Anne Tiedemann

poor self-rated balance were significantly more likely to set a balance-related goal than people with good self-rated balance. A previous qualitative study ( Yardley, Donovan-Hall, Francis, & Todd, 2007 ) showed that a person’s intention to undertake a balance-related exercise program was strongly

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Rebecca Reynolds, Santhya and David Menzies

organizational alignment, the provision of input from members, and the inclusion of members from the built environment and education sectors. 4 This largely qualitative study surveyed members of the NPAA about agenda, commitment, and vision for the alliance to contribute to the currently sparse evidence base and

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Diana Castaneda-Gameros, Sabi Redwood and Janice L. Thompson

, including appropriately trained staff and the offer of more classes. Remaining physically active was seen as a strategy to delaying physical decline, remaining independent, and preventing depression through social support. Previous qualitative studies conducted in older adults from minority backgrounds have

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Shelby J. Martin and Timothy Anderson

internalized stigma ( Gulliver et al., 2010 ). Further, in a novel qualitative study among collegiate football players, even showing signs of support to teammates utilizing some sort of assistance for a mental health problem was viewed as stigmatizing ( Delenardo & Terrion, 2014 ). Given eating disorders are

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Manon L. Dontje, Calum F. Leask, Juliet Harvey, Dawn A. Skelton and Sebastien F.M. Chastin

adults are most likely to be able to change their sitting habits. To date, only two qualitative studies have investigated determinants of sitting and barriers and motivators to change sedentary behavior in older adults ( Chastin, Fitzpatrick, Andrews, & DiCroce, 2014 ; Greenwood-Hickman, Renz