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NVI-rapporteringsår: 2017
Vitenskapelig artikkel

Exercising alcohol patients don’t lack motivation but struggle with structures, emotions and social context - a qualitative dropout study

  • Sengül Sari
  • Ashley Muller og
  • Kirsten Kaya Roessler


BMC Family Practice
ISSN 1471-2296
e-ISSN 1471-2296
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2017
Publisert online: 2017
Trykket: 2017
Volum: 18
Hefte: 45
Open Access


Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85016050593



Klinisk medisinske fag • Helsefag


Livskvalitet • Alkoholavhengighet • Helse psykologi • Trening


  • Helsekategori: 10 - Mental helse
    Aktivitet: 8.4 - Forskningsdesign og metodologi
  • Helsekategori: 10 - Mental helse
    Aktivitet: 5.6 - Psykologiske og atferdsmessige

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Exercising alcohol patients don’t lack motivation but struggle with structures, emotions and social context - a qualitative dropout study


Background Exercise is an important component of a healthy lifestyle, the development of which is a relapse prevention strategy for those with alcohol use disorder. However, it is a challenge to create exercise interventions with a persistent behavioural change. The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate perceived barriers to participation in an exercise intervention among alcohol use disorder patients, who dropped out of the intervention program. Furthermore, this study aims to propose possibilities for a better practice of future intervention studies based on the participants’ experiences and suggestions. Methods Qualitative interviews with 17 patients who dropped out from an exercise intervention in an outpatient treatment centre about their experiences and reasons for dropping out. Social cognitive theory informed the development of the interview guides and systematic text condensation was used for analysis. Results Analysis revealed three central themes: 1) Structural barriers described as the type of exercise and the timing of the intervention, 2) Social barriers described as need for accountability and unsupportive relations, and 3) Emotional barriers described as fear, guilt and shame, and negative affect of the intervention on long term. Conclusions Future exercise interventions should include socio-psychological support during the first weeks, begin shortly after treatment initiation instead of concurrently, and focus on garnering social support for participants in both the intervention context and among their existing network in order to best reduce barriers to participation. Trial registration This study was retrospectively registered at Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN74889852 on 11 July 2013.


Sengül Sari

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Syddansk Universitet

Ashley Elizabeth Muller

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Ashley Muller
  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Senter for rus- og avhengighetsforskning ved Universitetet i Oslo

Kirsten Kaya Roessler

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Syddansk Universitet
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