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Lindsey Brett, Victoria Traynor, Paul Stapley and Shahla Meedya

. This was achieved through the means of interviews. The aim of the qualitative component of the study was to gain insights into staff and family carers views, attitude and opinions of physical exercise, and the feasibility of conducting such an intervention on a sustained basis in nursing homes. Design

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

second phase employed semi-structured interviews to further explore key factors influencing PA behaviors and participant’s views on the link between PA and frailty. The ethical review committee of the University of Birmingham granted approval for the study (reference no. ERN_13-0557). Written informed

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Ariel J. Dimler, Kimberley McFadden and Tara-Leigh F. McHugh

positive body image experiences were illuminated through interviews with women actively involved in pole fitness. In terms of hermeneutics, IPA is composed of a double hermeneutic process whereby the researcher is trying to make sense of the participant who is trying to make sense of his/her experience

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Rachel Cholerton, Jeff Breckon, Joanne Butt and Helen Quirk

interviewing according to the inclusion criteria and a further demographic questionnaire being administered. Inclusion criteria stipulated participants fall within the young-old bracket of 55–75 years of age ( Neugarten, 1974 ). Participants were required to have taken part in walking football for 6 months or

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Ben D. Kern, Suzan F. Ayers, Chad M. Killian and Amelia Mays Woods

those witnessed in PETE, faculty may become more focused on student retention and commit their professional time to that end ( Barbera et al., 2017 ). The chapter reports the results of interviews with the purpose of understanding PETE program coordinators’ perceptions of their role in the process of

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Ben D. Kern, K. Andrew R. Richards, Suzan F. Ayers and Chad M. Killian

they perceive as individual barriers to recruiting? and (3) What strategies do PETE coordinators perceive to be successful in recruiting new students into their programs? Methods The data reported in this study were generated from in-depth interviews with 36 PETE coordinators (24 females and 12 males

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Tania Pizzari, Helen McBurney, Nicholas F. Taylor and Julian A. Feller


To investigate the subjective experience of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehabilitation and identify variables that influence adherence as perceived by ACL-reconstructed patients.


A qualitative study using in-depth interviews to gather data and thematic coding to analyze findings.


Participants were interviewed at home or in their workplace.


Eleven patients were interviewed at an average of 4.8 months (SD = 0.8) after ACL reconstruction.


Using thematic coding of the interview data, 3 categories of variables influencing adherence emerged: environmental factors, physical factors, and psychological factors. Variables specifically affecting adherence to home exercise were perceived lack of time and a lack of self-motivation. Fear of reinjury emerged as a significant consideration for those who were nonadherent. Factors such as therapist support, the rehabilitation clinic, and the progression of exercises were identified as being important for attendance at physiotherapy appointments and adherence during appointments.

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Alicia M. Kissinger-Knox, Nicole J. Norheim, Denise S. Vagt, Kevin P. Mulligan and Frank M. Webbe

Key Points ▸ Male athletes reported significantly more symptoms in a face-to-face interview using the SCAT3 items compared to the computerized self-report using the ImPACT symptom scale. ▸ Females reported more symptoms and a greater severity of symptoms than did males. ▸ Examiner sex did not

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Michael J. Diacin

particular course and could include interviews, site visits, and role-playing activities. This learning opportunity would be nondiscrete, as it consists of a site visit and an interview. Although concepts related to facility and risk management could be taught through traditional lecture and discussion

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Rory J. Mack, Jeff D. Breckon, Paul D. O’Halloran and Joanne Butt

interventions such as CBT can be enhanced by applying an underpinning/adjunct approach such as motivational interviewing (MI; Miller & Rollnick, 2013 ) to form an integrative MI-CBT (athlete-centered) therapy. While this integrative approach is becoming well understood and commonly applied in health settings