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  1. Activity Counseling Trial (ACT) : rationale, design, and methods.

    Article - En anglais

    BLAIR.

    S. N., W. B. APPLEGATE, A. L. DUNN, W. H. ETTINGER, W. L. HASKELL.

    A. C. KING, T. M. MORGAN, J. H. SHIH, and D. B. SIMONS-MORTON (for the Activity Counseling Trial Research Group).

    Activity Counseling Trial : rationale, design, and methods.

    Med.

    Sci.

    Sports Exerc., Vol. 30.

    No. 7, pp. 1097-1106,1998.

    The Activity Counseling Trial (ACT) is a multicenter, randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to promote physical activity in the primary health care setting.

    ACT has recruited. evaluated, and randomized 874 men and women 35-75 yr of age who are patients of primary care physicians.

    Participants were assigned to one of three educational interventions that differ in amount of interpersonal contact and resources required : standard care control, staff-assisted intervention, or staff-counseling intervention.

    The study is designed to provide 90% power in both men and women to detect a 1.1 kcal. kg-1. day-1 difference in total daily energy expenditure between any two treatment groups. and over 90% power to detect a 7% increase in maximal oxygen uptake, the two primary outcomes.

    Primary analyses will compare study groups on mean outcome measures at 24 months post-randomization. be adjusted for the baseline value of the outcome measure and for multiple comparisons, and be conducted separately for men and women. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Conseil clinique, Aptitude physique, Exercice physique, Promotion santé, Education santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Méthodologie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Clinical counseling, Physical fitness, Physical exercise, Health promotion, Health education, United States, North America, America, Methodology, Human

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    Cote : 98-0418585

    Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 25/01/1999.