Characteristics of physical activity programs in the Brazilian primary health care system.

@article{Gomes2014CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of physical activity programs in the Brazilian primary health care system.},
  author={Grace Ang{\'e}lica de Oliveira Gomes and Eduardo Kokubun and Gr{\'e}gore Iven Mieke and Luiz Roberto Ramos and Michael G. Pratt and Diana C Parra and Eduardo Simoes and Alex Antonio Florindo and Mario Bracco and Danielle Keylla Alencar Cruz and Deborah Carvalho Malta and Felipe Lobelo and Pedro Rodrigues Curi Hallal},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  year={2014},
  volume={30 10},
  pages={2155-68}
}
The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of programs that promote physical activity in the public primary care system by region of Brazil, subject to the presence or absence of multidisciplinary primary care teams (NASF). We conducted a cross sectional and population-based telephone survey of the health unit coordinators from 1,251 health care units. Coordinators were asked about the presence and characteristics of physical activity programs. Four out of ten health units… CONTINUE READING
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