The green prescription study : A randomized controlled trial of written exercise advice provided by general practitioners.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether written advice from general practitioners increases physical activity among sedentary people more than verbal advice alone.
Sedentary patients (n=456) received verbal advice on increasing physical activity and were then randomized to an exercise prescription (green prescription) group or a verbal advice group.
The number of people engaging in any recreational physical activity at 6 weeks increased substantially, but significantly more so in the green prescription group.
Also, more participants on the green prescription group increased then activity over the period.
A written goal-oriental exercice prescription, in addition to verbal advice, is a useful tool for general practitioners in motivating their patients to increase physical activity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exercice physique, Conseil, Papier écriture, Communication verbale, Médecin, Prescription médicale, Sédentaire, Evaluation, Efficacité, Homme, Prévention, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie, Etude en condition contrôlée, Randomisation, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physical exercise, Council, Writing paper, Verbal communication, Physician, Medical prescription, Sedentary, Evaluation, Efficiency, Human, Prevention, New Zealand, Oceania, Controlled environment study, Randomization, Health staff
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0149079
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 21/07/1998.