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.
FREENE, N., WADDINGTON, G., Chesworth, W., DAVEY, R., & COCHRANE, T. (2013). Physiotherapist-led home-based physical activity program vs community group exercise for middle-aged adults: quasi-experimental comparison. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 3(2), 229-237. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojpm.2013.32031