Farre A, Morris JH, Irvine L, Dombrowski SU, Breckenridge JP, Ozakinci G, Lebedis T & Jones C (2023) Exploring the views and experiences of people recovering from stroke about a new text message intervention to promote physical activity after rehabilitation – Keeping Active with Texting After Stroke: a qualitative study. Health Expectations. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.13809
Participating in exercise following a stroke is essential for recovery. When community-based rehabilitation services end, some people struggle to remain active. We codesigned Keeping Active with Texting After Stroke (KATS), a text message intervention to support home-based, self-directed plans to continue exercising. KATS delivers a series of automated text messages over a 12-week period from the point of discharge from National Health Service-funded therapy. The aim of this study was to explore the views and experiences of the first cohort of participants to complete the KATS intervention about the meaning, engagement, workability and worth of the intervention.
physical activity; qualitative research; stroke rehabilitation; text messaging