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Community wide interventions for increasing physical activity

Baker, Philip, Francis, Daniel , Soares, Jesus , Weightman, Alison , & Foster, Charles (2011) Community wide interventions for increasing physical activity. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2011(4), pp. 1-130.

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Abstract

Not having enough physical activity leads to poorer health. Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of chronic disease and improve one's health and well being. The lack of physical activity is a common and growing health problem. To address this, 25 studies have used improvement activities directed at communities using more than one approach in a single program. When we looked at the available research, we observed that there was a lack of good studies which could show whether this approach was or wasn't beneficial. For example, some research studies claimed that community wide programs improved physical activities and other studies did not. It was not possible to determine what might work. Future research is needed with improved designs, measures of outcomes and larger samples of participants.

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ID Code: 52074
Item Type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008366.pub2
ISSN: 1469-493X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: The Cochrane Collaboration
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2012 16:27
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2012 10:28

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