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Effectiveness of a physical activity program on cardiovascular disease risk in adult primary health-care users: the “Pas-a-Pas” community intervention trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, June 2017
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Title
Effectiveness of a physical activity program on cardiovascular disease risk in adult primary health-care users: the “Pas-a-Pas” community intervention trial
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BMC Public Health, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4485-3
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Victoria Arija, Felipe Villalobos, Roser Pedret, Angels Vinuesa, Mercé Timón, Teresa Basora, Dolors Aguas, Josep Basora

Abstract

Physical activity is a major, modifiable, risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) that contributes to the prevention and management of CVD. The aim of this study was to assess the short- and medium-term effectiveness of 9 months of a supervised physical activity program, including sociocultural activities, on CVD risk in adults. Multicentered, randomized, controlled community intervention involving 364 patients in four primary care centers. The participants were randomly assigned to a Control Group (CG = 104) or Intervention Group (IG = 260); mean age 65.19 years; 76.8% women. The intervention consisted of 120 min/week walking (396 METs/min/week) and sociocultural gathering once a month. Clinical history, physical activity, dietary intake, CVD risk factors (smoking, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, weight, waist circumference, BMI, total cholesterol, LDL- and HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, glycosylated hemoglobin and glucose) and global CVD risk were assessed at baseline and at the end of the intervention and multivariate models were applied to the data. Incidence of adverse cardiovascular events and continued adherence to the physical activity were assessed 2 years after intervention. At the end of the intervention period, in the IG relative to the CG group, there was a significant increase in physical activity (774.81 METs/min/week), a significant change during the intervention period in systolic blood pressure (-6.63 mmHg), total cholesterol (-10.12 mg/dL) and LDL-cholesterol (-9.05 mg/dL) even after adjustment for potential confounders. At 2 years after the intervention, in the IG, compared with the CG, tthe incidence of adverse cardiovascular events was significantly lower (2.5% vs. 10.5%) and the adherence to regular physical activity was higher (72.8% vs 27.2%) in IG compared to CG. This community-based physical activity program improved cardiovascular health in the short- as well as medium-term, and promoted regular physical activity in the medium-term in older Spanish adults. Clinicaltrials.gov ID NCT02767739 . Trial registered on May 5th, 2016. Retrospectively registered.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 113 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 13%
Student > Bachelor 12 11%
Researcher 11 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 10%
Student > Postgraduate 10 9%
Other 25 22%
Unknown 29 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 19%
Sports and Recreations 8 7%
Psychology 6 5%
Social Sciences 5 4%
Other 15 13%
Unknown 31 27%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 August 2018.
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#2,346,871
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Outputs from BMC Public Health
#2,764
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#65,194
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#3
of 25 outputs
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