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Training health professionals to provide physical activity counselling
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-20, 22:37 authored by Coombes, JS, Andrew WilliamsAndrew Williams, Janette RadfordJanette Radford
There is strong evidence that physical activity (PA) counselling from a health professional (HPs) leads to increased PA of their patients. Despite this, there remains a large evidence-practice gap between HP knowledge of the contribution of physical inactivity to chronic disease prevention and management, and routine effective assessment and prescription of PA. This article will present evidence on the effectiveness of HP- PA counselling and suggested behaviour change frameworks that can be used by HP. Four case studies are provided as examples of programs integrated into current HP student and post-graduate training programs.
Publication titleProgress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Department/SchoolSchool of Health Sciences
PublisherW B Saunders Co
Place of publicationIndependence Square West Curtis Center, Ste 300, Philadelphia, USA, Pa, 19106-3399
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