Physiotherapist-led home-based physical activity program vs community group exercise for middle-aged adults: quasi-experimental comparison

Nicole FREENE, Gordon WADDINGTON, Wendy Chesworth, Rachel DAVEY, Tom COCHRANE

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Program method, program deliverer and participant preference may be important factors in increasing physical activity adherence and program effectiveness. To investigate this, we compared two physical activity interventions in middle-aged adults. Methods: Using a pragmatic quasi-experimental design, sedentary community dwelling 50 - 65 year olds (n = 2105) were recruited to a non-randomized 6-month community group exercise program (n = 93) or a physiotherapist-led home-based physical activity program (n = 65). The primary outcome was physical activity adherence derived from exercise diaries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-237
Number of pages9
JournalOpen Journal of Preventive Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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