Natalie Murphy
Université de Sherbrooke
Alternative medicineMedical prescriptionFamily medicineMedicineThematic analysis
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#1Jennifer Brunet (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 16
#2Mathieu Bélanger (Université de Sherbrooke)H-Index: 14
Last. Natalie Murphy (Université de Sherbrooke)
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The importance of physical activity (PA) in preventing and treating many chronic diseases is undeniable. To help general practitioners (GPs) encourage patients to initiate and maintain a physically active lifestyle, 'Exercise is Medicine' has created PA prescription pads. However, they are not widely used in Canada and the reasons for this remain poorly understood. To explore the reasons and identify solutions, we interviewed 11 GPs on four times over a 1-year period after providing them with PA...