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A Brief Intervention of Physical Activity Education and Counseling in Community Rehabilitation: A Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial.

Authors
  • Green, Emily T1, 2
  • Cox, Narelle S1, 3, 4
  • Holland, Anne E1, 3, 4, 5
  • 1 School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport, Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC,Australia. , (Australia)
  • 2 Community Rehabilitation, Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC,Australia. , (Australia)
  • 3 Respiratory [email protected], Department of Immunology and Pathology, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC,Australia. , (Australia)
  • 4 Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Melbourne, VIC,Australia. , (Australia)
  • 5 Department of Physiotherapy, Alfred Health,Melbourne, VIC,Australia. , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of aging and physical activity
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2022
Volume
30
Issue
5
Pages
753–760
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1123/japa.2021-0256
PMID: 34853185
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study aimed to assess the feasibility of delivering a brief physical activity (PA) intervention to community rehabilitation clients. Participants were randomized to receive one session of stage-of-change-based PA education and counseling in addition to written educational material, or education material alone. Outcomes were measured at baseline and 3 months; the primary outcome was feasibility, measured by the percentage of those who were eligible, consented, randomized, and followed-up. A total of 123 individuals were both eligible and interested in participating, 32% of those screened on admission to the program. Forty participants consented, and 35 were randomized, with mean age 72 years (SD = 12.2). At baseline, 66% had recently commenced or intended to begin regular PA in the next 6 months. A total of 30 participants were followed-up. It is feasible to deliver education and counseling designed to support the long-term adoption of regular PA to community rehabilitation clients. Further refinement of the protocol is warranted (ACTRN12617000519358).

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