Motives for physical activity in the adoption and maintenance of physical activity in middle-aged and old age outpatients with a mental disorder: a cross-sectional study from a low-income country

Vancampfort, Davy and Basangwa, David and Nabanoba, Justine and Smith, Lee and Mugisha, James (2019) Motives for physical activity in the adoption and maintenance of physical activity in middle-aged and old age outpatients with a mental disorder: a cross-sectional study from a low-income country. Psychiatry Research, 282. p. 112620. ISSN 1872-7123

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Abstract

Within the trans-theoretical model (stages of change) and self-determination theory frameworks, we investigated motives for physical activity adoption and maintenance in middle-aged and old age people with a mental disorder from a low-income setting. Ninety Ugandan outpatients completed the Behavioral Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire-3 (BREQ-3) to assess exercise motives and the Patient-centred Assessment and Counselling for Exercise (PACE) to determine stage of change. The relationship between motives for physical activity and stage of change was investigated using MANOVA with post-hoc Scheffe tests. Higher amotivation levels were observed in the pre-action compared with action and maintenance stages, while except for external regulation, all regulation scores were significantly lower in the pre-action compared with action and maintenance stages. There were no significant differences in levels of motivational types between the action and maintenance stage. The study provides a platform for future research to investigate relationships between motivational factors and physical and mental health outcomes within physical activity interventions for middle-aged and old age people with a mental disorder.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: physical activity, exercise, elderly, motivation, low-income country
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 08:25
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 16:07
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704877

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