Perceived barriers, motives and benefits for physical activity in older adults participating in a primary care intervention: The Healthy Steps Study

Asmita Patel, Grant M. Schofield, Gregory S. Kolt, Justin W L Keogh

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Aim: The Healthy Steps study was a primary care physical activity intervention designed to increase physical actiivty in 330 low-active, community dwelling older adults. Participants received a prescription for physical activity from their general
practitioner and telephone-based counselling for physical activity from an exercise counselor. Participants were randomised to received either the
conventional time-based Green Prescription or a pedometer step-based Green Prescription.
Original languageEnglish
Pages61-61
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventIAGG's IXth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress, Melbourne (Australia) - Melbourne , Australia
Duration: 23 Oct 201127 Oct 2011

Conference

ConferenceIAGG's IXth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress, Melbourne (Australia)
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period23/10/1127/10/11

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Patel, A., Schofield, G. M., Kolt, G. S., & Keogh, J. W. L. (2011). Perceived barriers, motives and benefits for physical activity in older adults participating in a primary care intervention: The Healthy Steps Study. 61-61. Abstract from IAGG's IXth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress, Melbourne (Australia) , Melbourne , Australia.