Increasing uptake of physical activity: a social ecological approach

  title={Increasing uptake of physical activity: a social ecological approach},
  author={Thomas Cochrane and Rachel Davey},
  journal={The Journal of The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health},
  pages={31 - 40}
  • T. Cochrane, R. Davey
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health
Aims: Increasing population physical activity (PA) is a public health priority. An approach to increasing PA in an urban community, based on the social ecology model, is presented and evaluated. Methods: A quasi-experimental (non-equivalent control group) design was chosen to test whether this approach can increase, significantly, the population proportion that is physically active. Two deprived inner-city electoral ward areas of Sheffield, UK, with similar socio-demographic and health profiles… Expand
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