Increasing older adults’ walking through primary care: results of a pilot randomized controlled trial

Nanette Mutrie, Orla Doolin, Claire Fitzsimons, Margaret Grant, Malcolm Granat, Madeleine Grealy, Hazel Macdonald, Freya MacMillan, Alex McConnachie, David Rowe, Rebecca Shaw, Dawn Skelton

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-642
Number of pages10
JournalFamily Practice
Volume29
Issue number6
Early online date28 Jul 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • ageing
  • patient education
  • physical activity
  • prevention
  • primary care
  • quality of life

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