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Whole of community physical activity interventions : easier said than done

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by William MummeryWilliam Mummery, W Brown
Objectives: To reflect on whole community intervention approaches to promoting physical activity, using experiences from the 10,000 Steps Rockhampton project. Design: Many studies are quasi-experimental with single site intervention and comparison communities. Setting and participants: Whole communities. Intervention: Coordinated multiple strategies designed to address individual, interpersonal and environmental determinants of physical activity. Main outcome measure: Physical activity. Results: There are many challenges to conducting whole community interventions. Developing community partnerships and coalitions, reaching socially disadvantaged groups, and developing effective evaluation methods are identified as specific concerns. Conclusions: Despite the challenges, the whole community approach still offers tremendous potential for developing the social and cultural change which will be required for sustained improvements in population physical activity.

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Volume

43

Start Page

39

End Page

43

Number of Pages

5

eISSN

0306-3674

ISSN

1473-0480

Location

United Kingdrom

Publisher

BMJ Group

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health; Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health; Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); University of Queensland;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

British journal of sports medicine.

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