Christine Gaudet
Université de Sherbrooke
NursingQualitative researchMedical prescriptionMedicineThematic analysis
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Publications 2
#1Mathieu BélangerH-Index: 14
#2Emily Wolfe Phillips (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 1
Last. Jennifer Brunet (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 16
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Objective Physical activity (PA) prescriptions provided by family physicians can promote PA participation among patients, but few physicians regularly write PA prescriptions. The objective of this study was to describe family physicians’ experiences of trying to implement written PA prescriptions into their practice. Design Longitudinal qualitative study where participants were interviewed four times during a 12-month period. After the first interview, they were provided with PA prescription pad...
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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...