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Promotion of physical activity in the primary care setting: The situation in Switzerland


Bize, R; Surbeck, R; Padlina, O; Peduzzi, F; Cornuz, J; Martin, B (2008). Promotion of physical activity in the primary care setting: The situation in Switzerland. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin und Sporttraumatologie, 56(3):112-116.

Abstract

Although many harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle on health are well known, we still need to better understand how regular physical activity in the general population can be promoted effectively. Among the currently explored strategies, screening for sedentary lifestyle and promoting physical activity in the primary care setting seem promising. Despite recommendations from governmental
agencies and professional associations in favor of physical
activity counseling, this approach has not been widely adopted so far. This article summarizes the steps taken in Switzerland with the aim of developing physical activity counseling in the primary care setting. It describes how the early implication of primary care physicians influenced in a concrete way the development of the project.

Abstract

Although many harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle on health are well known, we still need to better understand how regular physical activity in the general population can be promoted effectively. Among the currently explored strategies, screening for sedentary lifestyle and promoting physical activity in the primary care setting seem promising. Despite recommendations from governmental
agencies and professional associations in favor of physical
activity counseling, this approach has not been widely adopted so far. This article summarizes the steps taken in Switzerland with the aim of developing physical activity counseling in the primary care setting. It describes how the early implication of primary care physicians influenced in a concrete way the development of the project.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:01 Sep 2009 12:04
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:20
Publisher:Haupt
ISSN:1022-6699

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