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Table 2 Theme of 'competence and confidence' and supporting verbatim examples

From: Neighbourhood perceptions of physical activity: a qualitative study

Theme Verbatim Examples
Competence and Confidence "It's good for your mind, your body too. Sometimes I get stressed, I do go out of my mind here with stress and I just go off playing a match, its great then, exercise is very good for you" (Joan, interview 9).
  "If you are gone forty years of age and you start running on concrete, you'll do damage, you know, the bones are going to get brittle. Fast walking is the best thing or hill-walking or something like that." (John, focus group 4)
  "I hate, you know, in a gym now, I wouldn't be interested in that, because when you go you have to know what you are doing. I just don't like the gym anyway" (Sara – interview 6).
  "I think you know though, in a gym now, I think you really have to know what you are doing. It's intimidating, you would be conscious of yourself" (Mary – interview 3)