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Acceptance and feasibility of semi-standardised physical activity counselling in the conscript Swiss Army


Mäder, U; Niesper, J; Ruch, N; Röösli, M; Martin, B W (2009). Acceptance and feasibility of semi-standardised physical activity counselling in the conscript Swiss Army. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin und Sporttraumatologie, 57(2):81-83.

Abstract

A semi-standardised physical activity counselling intervention was
developed for annual repetition courses of the Swiss Army, consisting
of poster presentations, group discussions and the selection of
individual behavioural targets. Feasibility of the intervention was
good, acceptance also. According to telephone interviews carried
out after 12 weeks, similar changes in moderate intensity physical
activity behaviour were observed in three intervention and three
control units with 175 and 167 soldiers respectively. There were
indications for effects on vigorous intensity activities and strength
training, but they did not quite reach statistical significance. Adaptations
have been made in the questionnaires and the intervention
material. We believe that the intervention can make an important
contribution to addressing physical inactivity in a militia army.

Abstract

A semi-standardised physical activity counselling intervention was
developed for annual repetition courses of the Swiss Army, consisting
of poster presentations, group discussions and the selection of
individual behavioural targets. Feasibility of the intervention was
good, acceptance also. According to telephone interviews carried
out after 12 weeks, similar changes in moderate intensity physical
activity behaviour were observed in three intervention and three
control units with 175 and 167 soldiers respectively. There were
indications for effects on vigorous intensity activities and strength
training, but they did not quite reach statistical significance. Adaptations
have been made in the questionnaires and the intervention
material. We believe that the intervention can make an important
contribution to addressing physical inactivity in a militia army.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:03 Feb 2010 10:51
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:51
Publisher:Haupt
ISSN:1022-6699
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.sgsm.ch/de/public/ssms_publication/index/page/308

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