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Factors associated with patients self-reported adherence to prescribed physical activity in routine primary health care

Leijon, Matti LU ; Bendtsen, Preben; Stahle, Agneta; Ekberg, Kerstin; Festin, Karin and Nilsen, Per (2010) In BMC Family Practice 11.
Abstract
Background: Written prescriptions of physical activity have increased in popularity. Such schemes have mostly been evaluated in terms of efficacy in clinical trials. This study reports on a physical activity prescription referral scheme implemented in routine primary health care (PHC) in Sweden. The aim of this study was to evaluate patients' self-reported adherence to physical activity prescriptions at 3 and 12 months and to analyse different characteristics associated with adherence to these prescriptions. Methods: Prospective prescription data were obtained for the general population in 37 of 42 PHC centres in Ostergotland County, during 2004. The study population consisted of 3300. Results: The average adherence rate to the prescribed... (More)
Background: Written prescriptions of physical activity have increased in popularity. Such schemes have mostly been evaluated in terms of efficacy in clinical trials. This study reports on a physical activity prescription referral scheme implemented in routine primary health care (PHC) in Sweden. The aim of this study was to evaluate patients' self-reported adherence to physical activity prescriptions at 3 and 12 months and to analyse different characteristics associated with adherence to these prescriptions. Methods: Prospective prescription data were obtained for the general population in 37 of 42 PHC centres in Ostergotland County, during 2004. The study population consisted of 3300. Results: The average adherence rate to the prescribed activity was 56% at 3 months and 50% at 12 months. In the multiple logistic regression models, higher adherence was associated with higher activity level at baseline and with prescriptions including home-based activities. Conclusions: Prescription from ordinary PHC staff yielded adherence in half of the patients in this PAR scheme follow-up. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Background: Written prescriptions of physical activity have increased in popularity. Such schemes have mostly been evaluated in terms of efficacy in clinical trials. This study reports on a physical activity prescription referral scheme implemented in routine primary health care (PHC) in Sweden. The aim of this study was to evaluate patients' self-reported adherence to physical activity prescriptions at 3 and 12 months and to analyse different characteristics associated with adherence to these prescriptions. Methods: Prospective prescription data were obtained for the general population in 37 of 42 PHC centres in Ostergotland County, during 2004. The study population consisted of 3300. Results: The average adherence rate to the prescribed activity was 56% at 3 months and 50% at 12 months. In the multiple logistic regression models, higher adherence was associated with higher activity level at baseline and with prescriptions including home-based activities. Conclusions: Prescription from ordinary PHC staff yielded adherence in half of the patients in this PAR scheme follow-up.},
  author       = {Leijon, Matti and Bendtsen, Preben and Stahle, Agneta and Ekberg, Kerstin and Festin, Karin and Nilsen, Per},
  issn         = {1471-2296},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {BioMed Central},
  series       = {BMC Family Practice},
  title        = {Factors associated with patients self-reported adherence to prescribed physical activity in routine primary health care},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-11-38},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2010},
}