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Title: Effects of a physical activity program on post-bariatric patients: A qualitative study from a self-determination theory perspective
Authors: Gonzalez-Cutre, David
Megias, Angel
Beltran-Carrillo, Vicente J.
Cervello, Eduardo
Spray, Christopher M.
Keywords: Autonomous motivation
Bariatric surgery
Exercise
Morbid obesity
Well-being
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: SAGE Publications © The Authors
Citation: GONZALEZ-CUTRE, D. ... et al, 2018. Effects of a physical activity program on post-bariatric patients: A qualitative study from a self-determination theory perspective. Journal of Health Psychology, doi:10.1177/1359105318770729.
Abstract: This study provides an in-depth analysis of the psychosocial benefits that 10 post-bariatric patients (nine female, 31–59 years) perceived from their participation in an exercise program grounded in self-determination theory. Qualitative data were collected through observations and interviews. Participants reported many factors which facilitated basic psychological need satisfaction such as the instructors caring about their opinion, affection, fitness improvement, pain reduction, and knowledge acquisition. These factors were associated with autonomous motivation, enjoyment, intention to be physically active, happiness, and self-confidence. The results suggest that self-determination theory-based exercise programs could be designed to achieve positive outcomes in this population.
Description: This paper was published in the journal Journal of Health Psychology and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318770729.
Sponsor: This study was carried out with the aid of the research projects: “Physical and psychological effects of an exercise program in bariatric patients” (UEM2.11X), funded by the Escuela de Estudios Universitarios Real Madrid-Universidad Europea de Madrid and “Physiological and psychological effects of a physical activity program on bariatric patients,” funded by Fundacion MAPFRE.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/1359105318770729
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/33176
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318770729
ISSN: 1359-1053
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