West end walkers 65+: a randomised controlled trial of a primary care-based walking intervention for older adults: study rationale and design

Freya MacMillan, Claire Fitzsimons, Karen Black, Malcolm H. Granat, P. Margaret Grant, Madeleine Grealy, Hazel Macdonald, Alex McConnachie, Dawn Skelton

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In Scotland, older adults are a key target group for physical activity intervention due to the large proportion who are inactive. The health benefits of an active lifestyle are well established but more research is required on the most effective interventions to increase activity in older adults. The 'West End Walkers 65+' randomised controlled trial aims to examine the feasibility of delivering a pedometer-based walking intervention to adults aged =65 years through a primary care setting and to determine the efficacy of this pilot. The study rationale, protocol and recruitment process are discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume11
Issue number120
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011

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MacMillan, Freya ; Fitzsimons, Claire ; Black, Karen ; Granat, Malcolm H. ; Grant, P. Margaret ; Grealy, Madeleine ; Macdonald, Hazel ; McConnachie, Alex ; Skelton, Dawn. / West end walkers 65+: a randomised controlled trial of a primary care-based walking intervention for older adults: study rationale and design. In: BMC Public Health. 2011 ; Vol. 11, No. 120.
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