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Moving Medicine

Last Updated: 11/9/2018

At ISPAH2018 the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine launched Moving Medicine, a free online evidenced-based resource supporting health professionals to raise the issue of Physical Activity with patients.

report

Best buys for preventing NCDs

Last Updated: 1/12/2018

The World Health Organization has released a list of ‘Best Buys’ and recommended interventions to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The best buy for physical activity is considered to be the implementation of community-wide public education and awareness campaigns for physical activity which include mass media campaigns combined with other community-based education, motivational and environmental programmes aimed at supporting behavioural change of physical activity levels. Other cost effective interventions include the provision of physical activity counselling and referral as part of routine primary health care services through the use of brief interventions. The list also contains recommended interventions that have not been subject to a cost analysis. The report contains 88 interventions for: the four key behavioural risk factors for NCDs - tobacco, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity four key disease areas - cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory disease.

advice service

Physical Activity Consultations in NHS Grampian

Last Updated: 2/20/2015

NHS Grampian have been running a successful brief physical activity intervention (1 assessment + up to 5 further contacts by phone or face-to-face) to substantially overweight adults with diabetes. The pilot has been based in secondary care and also at a small number of general practices in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

research review

Public Health England: Identifying what works for local physical activity interventions

Last Updated: 11/19/2014

A Report from Public Health England on identifying what works in physical activity interventions published November 2014

guidance

Falls Prevention Exercise - following the evidence

Last Updated: 8/12/2013

This publication explains the research base for falls prevention exercise to give a better understanding of the programmes that have been shown to be effective in preventing falls.

briefing paper

Older Adults practice briefing

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

Physical activity in later life can help maintain mobility, prevent falls and enhance mental wellbeing and cognitive functioning. This BHFNC practice briefing uses research evidence to provide practical strategies to effectively promote physical activity with older adults.

guidance

Let's Get Moving: Commissioning Guidance.

Last Updated: 12/3/2012

This commissioning guidance sets out an evidence-based behaviour change model for physical activity.

report

Green Prescription Schemes: Mapping and Current Practice

Last Updated: 12/1/2010

This brief report highlights the findings from a mapping exercise of current Green Prescription schemes in Scotland and some qualitative data on what makes them successful.

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Audit of Exercise Referral Scheme Activity in Scotland

Last Updated: 12/1/2010

This audit was undertaken to look at the number, location, partnership working, size and coverage of such schemes across Scotland and also, where readily available, any further details of targeted groups. This audit will be of use to primary care and other health professionals and leisure service providers involved in promoting physical activity.

journal article

Promoting Physical Activity Amongst Adolescent Girls

Last Updated: 10/26/2009

Review of interventions to increase physical activity for adolescent girls.

journal article

After-School All-Stars: Providing Structured Health and Physical Activity Programs in Urban Environment

Last Updated: 10/26/2009

Review of intervention to increase physical activity levels in schools.

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Institutionalization of a School Health Promotion Program: Background and Rationale of the CATCH-ON Study

Last Updated: 10/26/2009

Study that investigates how a physical activity intervention in institutionalised after the trial has ended.

report

School-based physical activity programs for promoting physical activity and fitness in children and adolescents aged 6-18

Last Updated: 10/26/2009

Review includes 26 school-based intervention studies that aimed to increase physical activity for children and adolescents.

journal article

Effects of Physical Activity Interventions in Youth: Review and Synthesis

Last Updated: 10/15/2009

Article that reviews the current literature on interventions to increase physical activity levels in youth.

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Long-Term Effects of a Physical Activity Intervention in High School Girls

Last Updated: 10/14/2009

Study to investigate the long-term effects of a physical activity intervention on adolescent girls.

journal article

Environmental Interventions for Eating and Physical Activity: A Randomised Controlled Trial in Middle Schools

Last Updated: 10/14/2009

A study that investigates the effect of an intervention focusing on environment, policy and social marketing on physical activity and fat intake in adolescents.

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Promoting Physical Activity in Middle School Girls: Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls

Last Updated: 10/14/2009

Study that assesses the efficacy of an intervention that aimed to increase access, support and incentives for participation in physical activity.

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Impact of Promoting Lifestyle Activity for Youth (PLAY) on Children’s Physical Activity

Last Updated: 10/13/2009

Study that investigates the impact of a school-based intervention on physical activity levels and BMI.

report

The Energy Project- A Creative Journey to Activate and Energise Girls in School

Last Updated: 10/13/2009

Reports summarising the effects of an intervention that attempted to increase adolescent girls energy expenditure both in and outside of P.E. lessons.

guidance

Four Commonly Used Methods to Increase Physical Activity (PH2)

Last Updated: 10/12/2009

Four commonly used methods to increase physical activity: brief interventions in primary care, exercise referral schemes, pedometers and community-based exercise programmes for walking and cycling.

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