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
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0149079
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 21/07/1998.