Fysisk aktivitet på recept och dess följsamhet

Translated title of the thesis: Physical activity on prescriptionandits adherence
  • Christine Persson
  • Lena Östholm

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: Insufficient physical activity is a public health problem. The Swedish recommendation is to be physically active for a minimum of 30 minutes every day, which is fulfilled by about half the adult population. Recent research has shown that sedentary behavior is an independent risk factor. Physical activity on prescription (FaR®) is an individually adapted and written prescription, a method to encourage physical activity. The National Board of Health and Welfare has observed that counseling combined with a written prescription convey better adherence than just counseling. Purpose: The purpose was to describe important factors improving the adherence to FaR®. Method: A literature overview was conducted with intent to go from a thought process to knowledge. Result: Factors like the prescriber, patient’s prerequisites, communication and regularity has been identified as meaningful to the process of FaR® and it´s adherence. Discussion: The knowledge of these factors creates a possibility to further developments of FaR®. The role of the prescriber is important, to interpret and individually adapt the prescription to make the best prerequisites and provide good adherence. Conclusions: To identify these factors, the prescriber, communication, patient’s prerequisites and regularity, creates opportunities to further generate the quality of FaR ® and it´s adherence.

    Date of Award2014-Jan-16
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorAnna-Carin Attåsen (Supervisor) & Liselotte Jakobsson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 22,5 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • adherence
    • prescriber
    • individual adaptation
    • patient centered
    • coordinated monotoring

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