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A randomised controlled trial of three very brief interventions for physical activity in primary care

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, September 2016
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Title
A randomised controlled trial of three very brief interventions for physical activity in primary care
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BMC Public Health, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3684-7
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Authors

Sally Pears, Maaike Bijker, Katie Morton, Joana Vasconcelos, Richard A. Parker, Kate Westgate, Soren Brage, Ed Wilson, A. Toby Prevost, Ann-Louise Kinmonth, Simon Griffin, Stephen Sutton, Wendy Hardeman

Abstract

Very brief interventions (VBIs) for physical activity are promising, but there is uncertainty about their potential effectiveness and cost. We assessed potential efficacy, feasibility, acceptability, and cost of three VBIs in primary care, in order to select the most promising intervention for evaluation in a subsequent large-scale RCT. Three hundred and ninety four adults aged 40-74 years were randomised to a Motivational (n = 83), Pedometer (n = 74), or Combined (n = 80) intervention, delivered immediately after a preventative health check in primary care, or control (Health Check only; n = 157). Potential efficacy was measured as the probability of a positive difference between an intervention arm and the control arm in mean physical activity, measured by accelerometry at 4 weeks. For the primary outcome the estimated effect sizes (95 % CI) relative to the Control arm for the Motivational, Pedometer and Combined arms were respectively: +20.3 (-45.0, +85.7), +23.5 (-51.3, +98.3), and -3.1 (-69.3, +63.1) counts per minute. There was a73% probability of a positive effect on physical activity for each of the Motivational and Pedometer VBIs relative to control, but only 46 % for the Combined VBI. Only the Pedometer VBI was deliverable within 5 min. All VBIs were acceptable and low cost. Based on the four criteria, the Pedometer VBI was selected for evaluation in a large-scale trial. Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN02863077 . Retrospectively registered 05/10/2012.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 80 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 17 21%
Student > Master 16 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 14%
Student > Bachelor 9 11%
Student > Postgraduate 5 6%
Other 11 14%
Unknown 12 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 19 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 22%
Psychology 10 12%
Sports and Recreations 8 10%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Other 7 9%
Unknown 17 21%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 November 2016.
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