Physical activity can positively influence health for older adults. Primary care is a good setting for physical activity promotion.The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of a pedometer-based walking programme in combination with physical activity consultations. The study design involved a two-arm (intervention/control) 12-week randomized controlled trial with a 12-week follow-up for the intervention group.
- patient education
- physical activity
- primary care
- quality of life
Mutrie, N., Doolin, O., Fitzsimons, C., Grant, M., Granat, M., Grealy, M., Macdonald, H., MacMillan, F., McConnachie, A., Rowe, D., Shaw, R., & Skelton, D. (2012). Increasing older adults’ walking through primary care: results of a pilot randomized controlled trial. Family Practice, 29(6), 633-642. https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cms038