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Promoting physical activity through primary health care: the case of Catalonia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, August 2018
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Title
Promoting physical activity through primary health care: the case of Catalonia
Published in
BMC Public Health, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5773-2
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Angelina Gonzalez-Viana, Mariona Violan Fors, Conxa Castell Abat, Maica Rubinat Masot, Laura Oliveras, Juanjo Garcia-Gil, Antoni Plasencia, Carmen Cabezas Peña

Abstract

In adults, as little as 10 minutes of moderate physical activity (PA) three times a day can help prevent non-communicable diseases and prolong life expectancy. The aim of the study was to evaluate the process and impact of scaling up a complex intervention (PAFES) implemented in Catalonia, aimed to increase the proportion of adults complying with PA recommendations (especially those with cardiovascular risk factors). The intervention, piloted in 2005, had three elements: 1) establishing clinical guidelines for PA; 2) identifying local PA resources; 3) PA screening and advice in primary health care (PHC) settings, based on stage of change. Central and local level implementation activities included training, support to municipalities, dissemination through a web page, and promotion of World Physical Activity Day (WPAD). Evaluation followed the RE-AIM framework (Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, Maintenance), identifying 3-6 variables for annual evaluation of each dimension. These included coverage of PA screening and advice and individuals with access to a healthy exercise route (Reach), increased PA level between 2006 and 2010-15 (Effectiveness), PAFES adoption by PHC centres and municipalities (Adoption), process evaluation data (Implementation), and cost (Maintenance). PHC screening coverage increased from 14.4% (2008) to 69.6% (2015) and advice coverage from 8.3% (2012) to 35.6% (2015). In 2015, 82.5% patients had access to a "healthy route" (Reach). The proportion of patients with at least one cardiovascular risk factor who were "sufficiently active" increased from 2006 to 2010-2013 (Effectiveness). By 2015, PAFES was applied by all PHC teams, 8.3% municipalities and 22.7% PHC centres had organized WPAD events (Adoption). The Plan showed good penetration in all health regions by 2013, with relatively low use of resources and estimated cost (Implementation). By 2013 the Plan was embedded within the health system (Maintenance). In the first application of the RE-AIM framework to evaluate the scaling-up of a PA plan, PAFES showed good results for most RE-AIM indicators. Changes in priority and investment in health promotion programs affect reach, adoption, and effectiveness. It is important to maintain support until programs are strongly embedded into the health system.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 80 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 11%
Student > Bachelor 8 10%
Student > Master 6 8%
Other 12 15%
Unknown 21 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 18 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 18%
Sports and Recreations 10 13%
Social Sciences 6 8%
Psychology 4 5%
Other 7 9%
Unknown 21 26%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 42. 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 22 October 2018.
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#559,385
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Outputs from BMC Public Health
#540
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#17,175
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#3
of 7 outputs
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