Effect of a tailored physical activity intervention delivered in general practice settings: Results of a randomized controlled trial

van Sluijs, Esther M. F., van Poppel, Mireille N. M., Twisk, Jos W. R., Chin A Paw, Marijke J., Calfas, Karen J. and van Mechelen, Willem (2005) Effect of a tailored physical activity intervention delivered in general practice settings: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Amercian Journal of Public Health, 95 10: 1825-1831. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2004.044537


Author van Sluijs, Esther M. F.
van Poppel, Mireille N. M.
Twisk, Jos W. R.
Chin A Paw, Marijke J.
Calfas, Karen J.
van Mechelen, Willem
Title Effect of a tailored physical activity intervention delivered in general practice settings: Results of a randomized controlled trial
Journal name Amercian Journal of Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0090-0036
1541-0048
Publication date 2005-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2105/AJPH.2004.044537
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 95
Issue 10
Start page 1825
End page 1831
Total pages 7
Place of publication United States
Publisher American Public Health Association
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Formatted abstract
Objectives: We evaluated the effectiveness of a minimal intervention physical activity strategy (physician-based assessment and counseling for exercise [PACE]) applied in general practice settings in the Netherlands.

Methods: Randomization took place at the general practice level. Participants were patients aged 18–70 years of age who had been diagnosed with hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, or non–insulin-dependent diabetes and had not been regularly physically active in the past 6 months. Outcome measures were assessed at baseline and at 8-week, 6-month, and 1-year follow-ups.

Results: No significant intervention effect over time was observed on physical activity level or stage of change for regular physical activity, and an inverse intervention effect was observed for waist circumference. However, the study population as a whole exhibited a significant increase in physical activity and a borderline significant decrease in body weight at the 1-year follow-up.

Conclusions: Positive effects on physical activity level and body weight were observed, but the PACE intervention was not more effective than the standard physical activity advice.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
 
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