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Physical activity referrals in Swedish primary health care – prescriber and patient characteristics, reasons for prescriptions, and prescribed activities

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, October 2013
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Title
Physical activity referrals in Swedish primary health care – prescriber and patient characteristics, reasons for prescriptions, and prescribed activities
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-8-201
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Authors

ME Leijon, P Bendtsen, P Nilsen, K Ekberg, A Ståhle

Abstract

Over the past decade, practitioners in primary health care (PHC) settings in many countries have issued written prescriptions to patients to promote increased physical activity or exercise. The aim of this study is to describe and analyse a comprehensive physical activity referral (PAR) scheme implemented in a routine PHC setting in Ostergötland County. The study examines characteristics of the PARs recipients and referral practitioners, identifies reasons why practitioners opted to use PARs with their clients, and discusses prescribed activities and prescriptions in relation to PHC registries.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Papua New Guinea 1 2%
Unknown 47 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 27%
Researcher 12 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 10%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Other 10 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 18%
Social Sciences 6 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 10%
Psychology 4 8%
Other 10 20%

Attention Score in Context

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#2,015,228
of 3,631,865 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,162
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#49,356
of 95,064 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#85
of 119 outputs
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