The positive effect on determinants of physical activity of a tailored, general practice-based physical activity intervention

Van Sluijs, E. M. F., Van Poppel, M. N. M., Twisk, J. W. R., Brug, J. and Van Mechelen, W. (2005) The positive effect on determinants of physical activity of a tailored, general practice-based physical activity intervention. Health Education Research, 20 3: 345-356. doi:10.1093/her/cyg129


Author Van Sluijs, E. M. F.
Van Poppel, M. N. M.
Twisk, J. W. R.
Brug, J.
Van Mechelen, W.
Title The positive effect on determinants of physical activity of a tailored, general practice-based physical activity intervention
Journal name Health Education Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1465-3648
0268-1153
Publication date 2005-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/her/cyg129
Volume 20
Issue 3
Start page 345
End page 356
Total pages 12
Editor Michael Eriksen
Place of publication Oxford UK
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Formatted abstract
PACE (Physician-based Assessment and Counseling for Exercise) is an individualized theory-based minimal intervention strategy aimed at the enhancement of regular physical activity.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a PACE intervention applied by general practitioners (GPs) on potential determinants of physical activity. A randomized controlled trial was conducted in 29 general practices with the following inclusion criteria for patients: aged between 18 and 70 years, diagnosed with hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and/or non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and not in maintenance stage for regular physical activity.
The intervention consisted of two visits with the GP and two telephone booster calls by a physical activity counselor. Determinants of physical activity were assessed with questionnaires at baseline, and at 8-week (short), 6-month (medium) and 1-year (long) follow-up.
A significant positive effect was observed on self-efficacy, and on the use of cognitive and behavioral processes of change, at both short- and medium-term follow-up. The intervention respondents also perceived fewer barriers for regular physical activity at short-term and used behavioral processes of change more at long-term follow-up.
No intervention effect was observed for perceived benefits of physical activity.
In conclusion, this GP-based PACE intervention resulted in positive changes in potential determinants of physical activity.
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