Promoting physical activity in Australian general practices: a randomised trial of health promotion advice versus hypertension management

Marshall, Alison L., Booth, Michael L. and Bauman, Adrian E. (2005) Promoting physical activity in Australian general practices: a randomised trial of health promotion advice versus hypertension management. Patient Education and Counseling, 56 3: 283-290. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2004.03.002


Author Marshall, Alison L.
Booth, Michael L.
Bauman, Adrian E.
Title Promoting physical activity in Australian general practices: a randomised trial of health promotion advice versus hypertension management
Journal name Patient Education and Counseling   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0738-3991
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2004.03.002
Volume 56
Issue 3
Start page 283
End page 290
Total pages 8
Editor A. Visser
L. S. Wissow
L. W. Green
Place of publication Clare
Publisher Elsevier Sci Ireland Ltd
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
321216 Health Promotion
730301 Health education and promotion
Abstract A randomised controlled trial was conducted to determine if physicians' advice to promote physical activity to patients was more effective if the advice was tailored to the management of hypertension, compared with more general health promotion advice. Participants included inactive 40- to 70-year-old patients visiting the physicians' during study recruitment period. Physicians provided verbal physical activity advice and written materials, both tailored to either general health promotion messages or specifically as a means for treating or managing hypertension. Seventy-five physicians and 98% (767/780) of screened eligible patients participated in the study. Differences between intervention and control groups self-reported physical activity were assessed over 6 months. Follow-up response rates were 92 and 84% at the 2- and 6-month assessments. There were no consistent, significant differences between groups at the 2- or 6-month assessments. Thus, neither intervention strategy resulted in significant changes in patients self-reported physical activity, regardless of the whether the advice was tailored to hypertension management or general health promotion advice. (c) 2004 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Physical Activity
Intervention
Primary Care
General Practice
Behaviour Modification
Primary-care
Activity Intervention
Older-adults
Risk-factors
Exercise
Practitioners
Prescription
Adoption
Men
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2006 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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