A systematic review of physical activity promotion strategies

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A systematic review of physical activity promotion strategies

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dc.contributor.author Hillsdon, Melvyn en_GB
dc.contributor.author Thorogood, Margaret en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-10T10:10:22Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T12:07:34Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T15:06:04Z
dc.date.issued 1996-06 en_GB
dc.description.abstract We have reviewed randomised controlled trials of physical activity promotion to provide recent and reliable information on the effectiveness of physical activity promotion. Computerised databases and references of references were searched. Experts were contacted and asked for information about existing work. Studies assessed were randomised controlled trials of healthy, free living, adult subjects, where exercise behaviour was the dependent variable. Eleven trials were identified. No United Kingdom based studies were found. Interventions that encourage walking and do not require attendance at a facility are most likely to lead to sustainable increases in overall physical activity. Brisk walking has the greatest potential for increasing overall activity levels of a sedentary population and meeting current public health recommendations. The small number of trials limits the strength of any conclusions and highlights the need for more research. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 30(2) pp84-89 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1136/bjsm.30.2.84 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/94040 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher BMJ Publishing Group en_GB
dc.relation.url http://0-bjsm.bmj.com.lib.exeter.ac.uk/content/30/2/84. en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8799589 en_GB
dc.subject exercise en_GB
dc.subject physical activity en_GB
dc.subject randomised controlled trials en_GB
dc.subject walking en_GB
dc.title A systematic review of physical activity promotion strategies en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2010-03-10T10:10:22Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T12:07:34Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T15:06:04Z
dc.identifier.issn 03063674 en_GB
dc.description This article was first published in:British Journal of Sports Medicine:1996:30:84-89 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal British Journal of Sports Medicine en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid 8799589 en_GB


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