Republished research: Effect of exercise referral schemes in primary care on physical activity and improving health outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis

Pavey, T.G., Taylor, A.H., Fox, K.R., Hillsdon, M., Anokye, N., Campbell, J.L., Foster, C., Green, C., Moxham, T., Mutrie, N., Searle, J., Trueman, P., & Taylor, R.S. (2013) Republished research: Effect of exercise referral schemes in primary care on physical activity and improving health outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(8), p. 526.

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Abstract

Study question

Can exercise referral schemes improve health outcomes in individuals with or without pre-existing conditions?

Summary answer

We found weak evidence of a short term increase in physical activity and reduction in levels of depression in sedentary individuals after participation in exercise referral schemes, compared with after usual care.

What is known and what this paper adds

Exercise referral schemes are commonly used in primary care to promote physical activity. Evidence indicating a health benefit of these schemes is limited, so their value in primary care remains to be ascertained.

Impact and interest:

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ID Code: 92485
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-e6462rep
ISSN: 0306-3674
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2016 00:45
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2016 03:50

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