Physical activity promotion in care homes

Turpie, L., Whitelaw, S. and Topping, C. (2017) Physical activity promotion in care homes. Working with Older People, 21(4), pp. 206-214. (doi: 10.1108/WWOP-07-2017-0016)

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on the implementation of a physical activity (PA) scheme – Let’s Motivate (LM) – within private care homes (CHs) in Dumfries and Galloway (D&G), Scotland; aiming to provide an insight into the different factors which might contribute to its success and further sustainability. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative study is described in which one-to-one semi-structured interviews were carried out with eight key staff involved in implementing the project within two purposively sampled CHs; in order to explore their views and experiences of implementation. Findings: The paper provides an insight into the different factors which stand to both promote and impede the successful implementation of LM, within the two CHs involved. Originality/value: This paper explores a new and innovative PA initiative in CHs in D&G, Scotland. Studies exploring the factors which can both promote and impede implementation are important as they can help to usefully inform the implementation and sustainability of initiatives.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Turpie, Lindsay and Whitelaw, Dr Alexander
Authors: Turpie, L., Whitelaw, S., and Topping, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social & Environmental Sustainability
Journal Name:Working with Older People
Publisher:Emerald Publishing
ISSN (Online):2042-8790
Published Online:24 August 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Emerald Publishing
First Published:First published in Working with Older People 21(4):206-214
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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