Counselling increases physical activity behaviour nine weeks after rehabilitation

van der Ploeg, H. P., Streppel, K. R. M., van der Beek, A. J., van der Woude, L. H. V., Vollenbroek-Hutten, M. M. R., van Harten, W. H. and van Mechelen, W. (2006) Counselling increases physical activity behaviour nine weeks after rehabilitation. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 40 3: 223-229. doi:10.1136/bjsm.2005.021139


Author van der Ploeg, H. P.
Streppel, K. R. M.
van der Beek, A. J.
van der Woude, L. H. V.
Vollenbroek-Hutten, M. M. R.
van Harten, W. H.
van Mechelen, W.
Title Counselling increases physical activity behaviour nine weeks after rehabilitation
Journal name British Journal of Sports Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-3674
1473-0480
Publication date 2006-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/bjsm.2005.021139
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 40
Issue 3
Start page 223
End page 229
Total pages 7
Place of publication England
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Formatted abstract
Background: For people with disabilities, a physically active lifestyle can reduce the risk of secondary health problems and improve overall functioning.

Objectives: To determine the effects of the sport stimulation programme "rehabilitation and sports" (R&S) and R&S combined with the daily physical activity promotion programme "active after rehabilitation" (AaR) on sport participation and daily physical activity behaviour nine weeks after inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation.

Methods: Subjects in four intervention rehabilitation centres were randomised to a group receiving R&S only (n = 315) or a group receiving R&S and AaR (n = 284). Subjects in six control rehabilitation centres (n = 603) received the usual care. Most common diagnoses were stroke, neurological disorders, and back disorders. Two sport and two daily physical activity outcomes were assessed with questionnaires seven weeks before and nine weeks after the end of rehabilitation. Data were analysed by intention to treat and on treatment multilevel analyses, comparing both intervention groups with the control group.

Results: The R&S group showed no significant change. Intention to treat analyses of the R&S+AaR group showed significant improvements in one sport (p = 0.02) and one physical activity outcome (p = 0.03). On treatment analyses in the R&S+AaR group showed significant improvements in both sport outcomes (p<0.01 and p = 0.02) and one physical activity outcome (p<0.01).
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Conclusions: Only the combination of R&S and AaR had increased sports participation and daily physical activity behaviour nine weeks after the end of inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation.


Keyword Rehabilitation
Disabilities
Physical exercise
Leisure activities
Counselling
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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