|Publication type:||Conference other|
|Type of review:||Peer review (abstract)|
|Title:||Trainers of the voluntary sports group for individuals with psychiatric disorders : who are they?|
|Conference details:||1st International Conference on Sports Psychiatry (ICSP), Zurich, Switzerland, 14-15 January 2022|
|Subjects:||Physical activity; Sport; Individuals with psychiatric disorders; Trainer; Voluntary work|
|Subject (DDC):||616.89: Mental disorders, clinical psychology and psychiatry|
|Abstract:||Introduction: There is strong evidence that physical activities (PAs) are an important factor in increasing and maintaining mental health as well as in preventing relapse after psychiatric disorders. Almost every psychiatric hospital in Switzerland offers PAs for their patients. Besides the mental health services(MHS), the number of voluntary sports groups for individuals with psychiatric disorders(vSGfIPD) has been continuously growing in Switzerland since 2016. These vSGfIPD are trained by non-medical volunteers. Yet, there is little information about how to manage and organize vSGfIPD to meet the needs of their participants. The present explored challenges, barriers, and facilitators for the participation in vSGfIPD from the point of view of trainers of vSGfIPD. Additionally, the study aimed to identify reasons/motivation as well as the personality characteristics of the trainers of vSGfIPD. Material and method: Semistructured interviews were conducted with 15 trainers of vSGfIPD recruited using maximum variation sampling. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed, and analyzed using thematic analysis. Results: Participants identified several intrapersonal barriers (lack of motivation, lack of fitness, mood problems, etc.) that hinder IPD from participating in vSGfIPD. Further frequently reported barriers were among others interpersonal (conflicts between participants) and structural barriers (time/location). Participants reported that trainers might overcome the barriers as facilitators by supporting IPD. Social skills seem to be essential for the successful management and organizing of vSGfIPD. Furthermore, the ability to set boundaries in order to protect one’ private life and sports skills expertise were mentioned as preferable characteristics of a trainer as well. The most mentioned reasons for engagement as trainers of vSGfIPD were the satisfaction of doing sports with IPD and being able to improve the physical activities habits of IPD. Discussion: The findings are crucial for the upskilling of the trainers of vSGfIPD, highlighting the importance of social skills for the successful management of vSGfIPD.The results also allow improving recruitment of the future trainers of vSGfIPD by focusing on the assessment on appropriate personality characteristics of trainers and their motives. urther research should be undertaken to validate the findings from the point of view of the participants of vSGfIPD|
|Fulltext version:||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Departement:||School of Health Sciences|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Public Health (IPH)|
|Published as part of the ZHAW project:||Sport für Menschen mit psychischen Beeinträchtigungen in der Schweiz|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen Gesundheit|
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Epiney, F., Kiselev, N., Loosli, D., & Wieber, F. (2022, January 14). Trainers of the voluntary sports group for individuals with psychiatric disorders : who are they? 1st International Conference on Sports Psychiatry (ICSP), Zurich, Switzerland, 14-15 January 2022.
Epiney, F. et al. (2022) ‘Trainers of the voluntary sports group for individuals with psychiatric disorders : who are they?’, in 1st International Conference on Sports Psychiatry (ICSP), Zurich, Switzerland, 14-15 January 2022.
F. Epiney, N. Kiselev, D. Loosli, and F. Wieber, “Trainers of the voluntary sports group for individuals with psychiatric disorders : who are they?,” in 1st International Conference on Sports Psychiatry (ICSP), Zurich, Switzerland, 14-15 January 2022, Jan. 2022.
Epiney, Florence, et al. “Trainers of the Voluntary Sports Group for Individuals with Psychiatric Disorders : Who Are They?” 1st International Conference on Sports Psychiatry (ICSP), Zurich, Switzerland, 14-15 January 2022, 2022.
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