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Experiences of physical activity: A phenomenological study of individuals with cystic fibrosis

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posted on 2022-04-05, 16:02 authored by Rachael Street, Jenny Mercer, Rebekah Mills-Bennett, Catherine O’Leary, Kathryn Thirlaway
Although extensive research has investigated the benefits of physical activity in cystic fibrosis, minimal exploration of the experiences for individuals from a qualitative, phenomenological perspective has been carried out. The aim of this study was to explore the subjective experiences of physical activity for individuals with cystic fibrosis. The health-care team, at an Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit in the United Kingdom, recruited 12 participants to take part. Interview data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. A central theme of ‘self-monitoring’ emerged from the accounts and was embedded in the three super-ordinate themes.


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Journal of Health Psychology




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Street, R., Mercer, J., Mills-Bennett, R., O’Leary, C. and Thirlaway, K. (2014) 'Experiences of physical activity: A phenomenological study of individuals with cystic fibrosis', Journal of Health Psychology, 31 (2), pp. 261-270

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  • Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

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Kathryn Thirlaway

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