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Developing physical activity counselling in primary care through participatory action approach

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Family Practice, October 2016
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Title
Developing physical activity counselling in primary care through participatory action approach
Published in
BMC Family Practice, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12875-016-0540-x
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Minna Aittasalo, Katriina Kukkonen-Harjula, Erja Toropainen, Marjo Rinne, Kari Tokola, Tommi Vasankari

Abstract

Many adults are insufficiently physically active for health. Counselling is the main method to promote physical activity (PA) in primary care but often implemented inadequately. The aim of this study was to increase health professionals' i) know-how about health-related PA and PA counselling, ii) implementation and quality of PA counselling, iii) familiarity with and use of Physical Activity Prescription (PAP), iv) internal and external collaboration and v) use of electronic patient record system in PA counselling. Four Finnish health centres participated. Each nominated a working group for reaching the goals through a 6-month development work, which was supported with monthly tutorials by the research group. The outcome evaluation of the development work included 19 variables, which reflected the five goals and were assessed before (baseline) and after the development work (follow-up). Variable-specific differences in proportions (%) and their 95 % confidence intervals (CI) between the time points indicated change. The measures were questionnaires to the health professionals (N = 75 at baseline and N = 80 at follow-up) and patients (N = 441 and N = 431), professionals' record sheets on patient visits (N = 1008 and N = 1000), and telephone interviews to external partners (N = 48 and N = 28). The process was evaluated with the extent the working group members participated in the development work and with the implementation of development actions. Assessment was based on meeting minutes of tutorials and working group meetings. Health professionals' familiarity with PAP (questionnaire, change 39 %-points; 95 % CI 26.5 to 52.5) and use of PAP (questionnaire, 32 %-points; 95 % CI 18.9 to 45.1 and record sheet, 4 %-points; 95 % CI 2.7 to 5.3) increased. A greater proportion of professionals had agreed in their working unit on using PAP (questionnaire, 32 %-points; 95 % CI 20.3 to 43.7) and used PAP as a referral to other health professionals (record sheet, 1 %-point; 95 % CI 0.3 to 1.7). Also the know-how of PA and PA counselling showed improvement but not statistically significantly. The working group members participated unevenly in the development work and had difficulties in allocating time for the work. This was seen in limited number of actions implemented. The study was able to achieve some improvements in the familiarity with and use of PAP and to lesser extent in the know-how of health-related PA and PA counselling. To observe changes in other goals, which targeted more at organisational, inter-professional and multi-sectorial level, may have required more long-term actions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 95 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 13%
Student > Master 10 10%
Researcher 9 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 8%
Other 16 17%
Unknown 32 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 18 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 19%
Sports and Recreations 11 11%
Psychology 7 7%
Social Sciences 4 4%
Other 7 7%
Unknown 31 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 April 2019.
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#2,302,669
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Outputs from BMC Family Practice
#323
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#55,155
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Family Practice
#1
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