Exercise physiologists: essential players in interdisciplinary teams for noncommunicable chronic disease management

Soan, Esme J., Street, Steven J ., Brownie, Sharon M. and Hills, Andrew P. (2014) Exercise physiologists: essential players in interdisciplinary teams for noncommunicable chronic disease management. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 7 65-68. doi:10.2147/JMDH.S55620


Author Soan, Esme J.
Street, Steven J .
Brownie, Sharon M.
Hills, Andrew P.
Title Exercise physiologists: essential players in interdisciplinary teams for noncommunicable chronic disease management
Journal name Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1178-2390
Publication date 2014-01-29
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2147/JMDH.S55620
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 7
Start page 65
End page 68
Total pages 4
Place of publication Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Publisher Dove Medical Press
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus, are a growing public health challenge in Australia, accounting for a significant and increasing cost to the health care system. Management of these chronic conditions is aided by interprofessional practice, but models of care require updating to incorporate the latest evidence-based practice. Increasing research evidence reports the benefits of physical activity and exercise on health status and the risk of inactivity to chronic disease development, yet physical activity advice is often the least comprehensive component of care. An essential but as yet underutilized player in NCD prevention and management is the "accredited exercise physiologist," a specialist in the delivery of clinical exercise prescriptions for the prevention or management of chronic and complex conditions. In this article, the existing role of accredited exercise physiologists in interprofessional practice is examined, and an extension of their role proposed in primary health care settings.
Keyword Interdisciplinary team
Obesity
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Exercise physiology
Accredited exercise physiologist
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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