Healthcare professionals’ perspectives of barriers and facilitators in implementing physical activity programmes delivered to cancer survivors in a shared-care model: a qualitative study

The positive impact of physical activity programmes for cancer survivors has been demonstrated, but uptake remains low. Delivering these programmes as part of a shared-care model has been suggested. This study aimed to identify the barriers and facilitators affecting physical activity programme implementation in a shared-care model delivered with the cooperation of all the types of healthcare professionals involved, including primary care providers. Barriers and facilitators were identified across many different domains. The majority of the barriers to implementation were identified at an organisational level, and indicated issues such as ineffective collaboration and networking between hospitals. Primary care providers identified concerns about poor communication, indeterminate roles, and lack of collaboration with secondary care providers. 

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