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Can lay-led walking programmes increase physical activity in middle aged adults? A randomised controlled trial.

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STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare health walks, a community based lay-led walking scheme versus advice only on physical activity and cardiovascular health status in middle aged adults. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial with one year follow up. Physical activity was measured by questionnaire. Other measures included attitudes to exercise, body mass index, cholesterol, aerobic capacity, and blood pressure. SETTING: Primary care and community. PARTICIPANTS: 260 men and women aged 40-70 years, taking...

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10.1136/jech.56.4.246

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Volume:
56
Issue:
4
Pages:
246-252
Publication date:
2002-04-05
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EISSN:
1470-2738
ISSN:
0143-005X
URN:
uuid:ac682226-c344-4d16-9b0b-b6e9af9a9e2a
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108994
Local pid:
pubs:108994

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