Journal article

'We're all in the same boat': A qualitative study on how groups work in a diabetes prevention and management programme

Aleksandra J Borek, Charles Abraham, Colin J Greaves, Mark Tarrant, Nikki Garner, Melanie Pascale

British Journal of Health Psychology | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Although many health interventions are delivered in groups, it is unclear how group context can be best used to promote health-related behaviour change and what change processes are most helpful to participants. This study explored participants' experiences of attending type 2 diabetes prevention and management programme, and their perceptions of how group participation influenced changes in diet and physical activity. DESIGN: Qualitative. METHODS: Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 20 participants (twelve men) from nine groups in the Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analysed using thematic analysis..

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