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The concurrent acceptability of a postnatal walking group: A qualitative study using the theoretical framework of acceptability

Pavlova, Neli, Teychenne, Megan and Olander, Ellinor K. 2020, The concurrent acceptability of a postnatal walking group: A qualitative study using the theoretical framework of acceptability, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17, no. 14 - Special Issue Physical Activity Behaviour during Pregnancy and Postpartum, doi: 10.3390/ijerph17145027.

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Title The concurrent acceptability of a postnatal walking group: A qualitative study using the theoretical framework of acceptability
Author(s) Pavlova, Neli
Teychenne, MeganORCID iD for Teychenne, Megan orcid.org/0000-0002-7293-8255
Olander, Ellinor K.
Journal name International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume number 17
Issue number 14 - Special Issue Physical Activity Behaviour during Pregnancy and Postpartum
Article ID 5027
Total pages 9
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2020-07-13
ISSN 1661-7827
1660-4601
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Environmental Sciences
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
motherhood
postpartum
walking
social support
acceptability
INTERVENTIONS
HEALTH
Summary Walking groups are often enjoyed by postnatal women, but little is known about what makes them an acceptable activity to this group. This study aimed to investigate the acceptability of a postnatal walking group using the Theoretical Framework of Acceptability (TFA). Seventeen postnatal women took part in a walk-along interview during a walking group session. Semi-structured interviews were based on the TFA and findings were analysed deductively onto the seven TFA components. Overall, the walking group was found to be acceptable. Benefits included meeting other mothers and walking in an accessible and convenient location. Women understood the group aim of supporting new mothers and thought it achieved this aim. Most women reported that attending the group was little effort, although for some the timing did not fit well with their baby’s schedule. Participants stated that meeting other mothers and being physically active aligned with their value system. In conclusion, the acceptability of the walking group was found to be multifaceted, of which enjoyment was one part. These findings can be used when advertising other walking groups or physical activities for the postnatal population.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/ijerph17145027
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Field of Research MD Multidisciplinary
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2020, The Authors
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30141772

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