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Juggling with theory, evidence, practice, and real-world circumstances: Development of a complex community intervention to increase physical activity in inactive adults aged 50 years and older – The Move for Life Study

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dc.contributor.author Bengoechea, Enrique García
dc.contributor.author Clifford, Amanda M.
dc.contributor.author Gallagher, Stephen
dc.contributor.author O'Regan, Andrew W.
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Nollaig
dc.contributor.author Casey, Monica
dc.contributor.author Glynn, Liam G.
dc.contributor.author Macken, Phelim
dc.contributor.author Sweeney, John
dc.contributor.author Donnelly, Alan Edward
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Woods, Catherine B.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-19T14:50:56Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-19T14:50:56Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10495
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Despite well-known benefits of physical activity, in Ireland only 38 % of older adults are sufficiently active. Behavioural interventions are rarely developed systematically and, when reported, inadequate description often becomes a barrier for subsequent replication and scalability. In this article, we describe the development and characteristics of Move for Life, an intervention to reach and help inactive adults aged 50 years and older in crease their physical activity. It was designed to fit within existing group-based structured physical activity programmes run by Local Sports Partnerships, thus maximising the likelihood of translation into policy and practice. Constructs from social cognitive theory, self-determination theory, and the conceptual model of group cohesion in exercise informed the conceptual model and the development of behavioural skills, social support, and group cohesion intervention strategies. Physical activity instructors supported by peer mentors, who also contributed to sustaining the intervention, implemented these strategies. Moving away from accounts of inter vention development as a relatively simple linear process, we illustrate the complex interplay of theory, evi dence, practice, and real-world contextual circumstances that shaped the development of Move for Life. Against this backdrop, we discuss issues relevant to the planning and reporting of behavioural and physical activity interventions in public health. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Evaluation and Program Planning;89, 101983
dc.subject physical activity en_US
dc.subject intervention development en_US
dc.subject intervention mapping en_US
dc.subject community en_US
dc.subject older adults en_US
dc.title Juggling with theory, evidence, practice, and real-world circumstances: Development of a complex community intervention to increase physical activity in inactive adults aged 50 years and older – The Move for Life Study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2021.101983
dc.contributor.sponsor Health Services Executive en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Health and Wellbeing and The Atlantic Philanthropies en_US
dc.relation.projectid HaPAI/2017/CW en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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