Exercise referral: the public health panacea for physical activity promotion? A critical perspective of exercise referral schemes; their development and evaluation.

@article{Dugdill2005ExerciseRT,
  title={Exercise referral: the public health panacea for physical activity promotion? A critical perspective of exercise referral schemes; their development and evaluation.},
  author={Lindsey Dugdill and R. B. Cunninghame Graham and F McNair},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={2005},
  volume={48 11-14},
  pages={
          1390-410
        }
}
This review critically explores the development, impact and evaluation of exercise referral schemes (ERS) in the UK. A rapid expansion in the use of such ERSs has been recorded throughout leisure and primary care settings, but the evidence underpinning their implementation has been sparse and predominantly limited to randomized control trial (RCT) research design. Consequently, understanding of exercise referral as a 'real world' intervention has been limited. Considering the increasing… CONTINUE READING

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