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dc.contributor.authorMildestvedt, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorHovland, Olav Johannes
dc.contributor.authorBerntsen, Sveinung
dc.contributor.authorBere, Elling Tufte
dc.contributor.authorFegran, Liv
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-10T14:03:09Z
dc.date.available2021-05-10T14:03:09Z
dc.date.created2020-10-12T14:53:49Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.PublishedPhysical Activity and Health (PAAH). 2020, 4 (1), 120-129.
dc.identifier.issn2515-2270
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11250/2754739
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Increased physical activity (PA) is a major component in promoting public health, and active commuting could make an important contribution. Using an electric bicycle (e-bike) is reported to be of at least moderate intensity PA and is an alternative to other modes of transport for commuting. We aimed to explore the experience of commuting by e-bike in an intervention study. Methods: Focus group interviews with 21 previously inactive participants from three cities in Norway, who were given access to an e-bike for commuting for three (N = 2) or eight months (N = 19). Participants cycled for 226 days on average. The interviews were analyzed using systematic text condensation. Results: The use of e-bikes and active commuting stimulated some participants to take on additional PA in their leisure time. Others preferred active commuting to be their daily PA. Participants’ experiences of commuting by e-bike were characterized by a motivational shift from external reasons for e-biking, such as pressure to get fit, to feelings of well-being, enjoyment and recognition of the health benefits. Conclusion: Commuting by e-bike was convenient and promoted good health. Promoting e-bikes could lead to long term changes among inactive people because positive experiences stimulate autonomous reasons for active commuting.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUbiquity Pressen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.no*
dc.titleGetting Physically Active by E-Bike : An Active Commuting Intervention Studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.description.versionpublishedVersionen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright the authors 2020.en_US
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dc.identifier.doihttp://doi.org/10.5334/paah.63
dc.identifier.cristin1838909
dc.source.journalPhysical Activity and Health (PAAH)en_US
dc.source.404
dc.source.141
dc.source.pagenumber120-129en_US
dc.identifier.citationPhysical Activity and Health (PAAH). 2020, 4 (1), 120–129.en_US
dc.source.volume4en_US
dc.source.issue1en_US


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