An exercise programme for smoking cessation: perceptions of the Fit2quit trial intervention

Roberts, Vaughan, Dale, Leila Pfaeffli, Dorey, Enid, Bullen, Christopher and Maddison, Ralph 2016, An exercise programme for smoking cessation: perceptions of the Fit2quit trial intervention, Journal of smoking cessation, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 135-142, doi: 10.1017/jsc.2014.16.

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Title An exercise programme for smoking cessation: perceptions of the Fit2quit trial intervention
Author(s) Roberts, Vaughan
Dale, Leila Pfaeffli
Dorey, Enid
Bullen, Christopher
Maddison, RalphORCID iD for Maddison, Ralph
Journal name Journal of smoking cessation
Volume number 11
Issue number 3
Start page 135
End page 142
Total pages 8
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of publication Cambridge, Eng.
Publication date 2016-09
ISSN 1834-2612
Summary Introduction: Few trials of exercise interventions for smoking cessation have included a qualitative evaluation of the intervention from the participants' perspective. Aims: To determine the perceptions of participants who received a 6-month telephone counselling exercise intervention to aid smoking cessation. Methods: Participants in the Fit2Quit study intervention group were asked to take part in a semi-structured phone interview. All interviews were digitally recorded and transcribed verbatim, and a general inductive approach to data analysis was followed. Results/Findings: Twenty participants from the intervention group completed an interview. The following themes emerged from the analyses: (1) The support people were genuinely interested in what I was achieving, (2) new awareness, new attitude, new lifestyle: I could see the benefits, (3) lack of time, willpower and money stopped me from changing and (4) I would have preferred a more hands on approach: Recommendations for future programmes. Conclusions: A telephone counselling intervention to enhance exercise for smoking cessation was well received. Aspects of the intervention, particularly the provision of support and encouragement from the participant support person, were beneficial. Suggested improvements were greater tailoring of the call schedule, greater face-to-face contact and provision of a buddy system or support group. Such improvements may increase adherence and, therefore, effectiveness of exercise interventions for smoking cessation.
Language eng
DOI 10.1017/jsc.2014.16
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
1102 Cardiovascular Medicine And Haematology
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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