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Table 3 Summary of categories and themes – positives

From: Exploring non-participation in primary care physical activity interventions: PACE-UP trial interview findings

Category Sub-category Theme Quote
Trial design Venue Pleasant ‘Our doctor’s practice is lovely’. (IDN08)
Convenient ‘If the study is conducted at the GP practice it would be very convenient for me because I live very nearby’. (IDN27)
Appropriate ‘It seemed appropriate actually’. (IDN16)
Structure One to one is better ‘No, no, no, no. No, no, no. No. I get all tongue-tied in groups. And I certainly wouldn’t tell them anything personal or private’. (IDN02)
Trial literature Clear ‘It was all fine … clear and precise, so no issues with that at all really’. (IDN13)
Research Important/good   ‘It’s a good thing I suppose. I mean my husband’s had a triple bypass. And I’ve had cancer so you know … research is a good thing’. (IDN08)
Interesting   ‘I am interested in research. I just don’t think that I would have anything to contribute to this particular project, that’s all’. (IDN29)
Exercise Positive about an exercise programme Important/beneficial ‘I think it was a good thing to do, and it certainly made [name of partner who did participate] much more conscious of walking more, which is a good thing. Been beneficial for him I think’. (IDN16)
Good for older adults ‘Well, I think it is a very good idea, especially for senior citizens, like myself, to be encouraged to take part in physical exercise, and for you to be interested in people’s welfare’. (IND01)
Walking is appropriate   ‘I think walking’s probably the best, you know, it’s the one most people can participate in’. (IDN21)