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Buckley, Benjamin J. R.; Thijssen, Dick H. J.; Murphy, Rebecca C.; Graves, Lee E. F.; Whyte, Greg; Gillison, Fiona; Crone, Diane; Wilson, Philip M.; Hindley, Daniel; Watson, Paula M. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: To explore the preliminary effects and acceptability of a co-produced physical activity referral intervention. Study Design: Longitudinal design with data collected at baseline and post a 12-week physical activity referral intervention. Setting: Community leisure centre. Methods: In all, 32 adults with controlled lifestyle-related…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Referral, Intervention
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Gidlow, Christopher; Johnston, Lynne Halley; Crone, Diane; Ellis, Naomi; James, David – Health Education Journal, 2006
Objective: The aim of the present review was to examine epidemiological evidence to determine if there is strong evidence of a positive gradient of increasing physical activity across the socio-economic strata, and how relationships are affected by socio-economic measurement. Design: Systematic review. Method: A search of major databases was…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Longitudinal Studies, Socioeconomic Status
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Johnston, Lynne Halley; Warwick, Jane; De Ste Croix, Mark; Crone, Diane; Sldford, Adrienne – Health Education Journal, 2005
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a centralised referral mechanism (CRM) upon the number and type of "inappropriate referrals" made to a countywide physical activity referral scheme. Design: Case study. Method: Phase 1: Hierarchical Content Analysis of 458 "inappropriate referrals" made to a countywide scheme over a…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Patients
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Gidlow, Christopher; Johnston, Lynne Halley; Crone, Diane; James, David – Health Education Journal, 2005
Objective: The aim of this review was to explore attendance of UK exercise referral schemes (ERS), who attends them, why participants drop out of schemes and to compare evaluations of existing ERS with randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Design: Systematic review. Method: A search of major databases was conducted to identify studies investigating…
Descriptors: Participant Characteristics, Referral, Foreign Countries, Exercise