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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Abstract

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
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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