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Prevalence and temporal trends of physical activity counselling in primary health care in Germany from 1997–1999 to 2008–2011

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, January 2015
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Title
Prevalence and temporal trends of physical activity counselling in primary health care in Germany from 1997–1999 to 2008–2011
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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12966-015-0299-9
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Lars Gabrys, Susanne Jordan, Martin Schlaud

Abstract

For patients, usually the first and most preferred contact person on health issues is still the doctor and most persons see their doctor at least once a year. Therefore, physical activity counselling strategies delivered by a physician seem to be a promising approach for physical activity improvement. The aim of this work is to show prevalence and time trends in physical activity counselling by primary health care physicians from 1997-1999 to 2008-2011 in Germany. Data from two representative cross-sectional health interview and examination surveys of the Robert Koch Institute were used. Prevalence proportions of physicians' physical activity counselling and patients' utilisation of health promotion programmes in relation to physical activity counselling were analysed. Strengths of associations were calculated by using binary logistic regression models. Overall, 11,907 persons aged 18-64 years were included in the analyses. Physical activity counselling prevalence decreased from 11.1 to 9.4 % in men and from 9.3 to 7.7 % in women over ten years. Only persons with accumulated health risks (OR 5.33; 95 % CI 1.89-15.00) and persons with diagnosed diabetes mellitus (OR 3.42; 95 % CI 1.68-6.69) showed significantly higher counselling proportions in 2008-2011 compared to 1997-1999. Men were more often counselled on physical activity than women, but women showed significantly higher participation rates in physical activity promotion programmes in both surveys. In both sexes significantly higher participation rates could be observed in persons who had received some activity counselling by a physician. Although, evidence underlines the positive health effects of regular physical activity; overall, physicians counselling behaviour on physical activity decreased over time. However, it is positive to note that a trend towards a disease-specific counselling behaviour in terms of a tailored intervention could be observed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 74 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 14 19%
Student > Master 12 16%
Researcher 8 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Other 14 19%
Unknown 15 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 20 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 21%
Sports and Recreations 10 13%
Psychology 6 8%
Social Sciences 3 4%
Other 3 4%
Unknown 17 23%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 17 August 2017.
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#2,698,315
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#950
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#56,500
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#117
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