The emerging role of the physical activity promoter within health promotion

The emerging role of the physical activity promoter within health promotion This study examines the extent to which physical activity specialists are emerging within health promotion. Hierarchical content analysis was used to analyse 70 telephone interviews with health promotion workers across England. The findings indicated that although many successful physical activity initiatives have, and are, being implemented throughout the country, the priority given to physical activity promotion, and the appointment of specialist physical activity posts, does not reflect the stated commitment from government health policy to boost physical activity levels in the general population. Physical activity promoters highlighted the need for partnership working in the delivery of physical activity initiatives. Failure to adapt to the implications of the changing structure within the health service may mean that within health promotion physical activity specialists do not achieve either the status or the outcomes they require. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health Education Emerald Publishing

The emerging role of the physical activity promoter within health promotion

Health Education, Volume 104 (2): 13 – Apr 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0965-4283
DOI
10.1108/09654280410525522
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Abstract

This study examines the extent to which physical activity specialists are emerging within health promotion. Hierarchical content analysis was used to analyse 70 telephone interviews with health promotion workers across England. The findings indicated that although many successful physical activity initiatives have, and are, being implemented throughout the country, the priority given to physical activity promotion, and the appointment of specialist physical activity posts, does not reflect the stated commitment from government health policy to boost physical activity levels in the general population. Physical activity promoters highlighted the need for partnership working in the delivery of physical activity initiatives. Failure to adapt to the implications of the changing structure within the health service may mean that within health promotion physical activity specialists do not achieve either the status or the outcomes they require.

Journal

Health EducationEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 2004

Keywords: Social welfare policy; Health services; Project evaluation

References

  • Health Promotion: the emerging frontier in nursing
    King, P. M.
  • Increasing levels of physical activity through primary care: GPs' knowledge, attitudes and self‐reported practice
    Lawlor, D. A.; Keen, S.; Neal, R.
  • Health Promotion: perceptions of Project 2000 educated nurses
    Macleod Clark, J.; Maben, J.
  • Primary health and social care services in the UK
    Rummery, K.; Coleman, A.

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