Randomised controlled trial of a pedometer-based telephone intervention to increase physical activity among cardiac patients not attending cardiac rehabilitation.

@article{Furber2010RandomisedCT,
  title={Randomised controlled trial of a pedometer-based telephone intervention to increase physical activity among cardiac patients not attending cardiac rehabilitation.},
  author={Susan E Furber and Lyra Butler and Philayrath Phongsavan and Andrew Mark and Adrian Bauman},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2010},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={212-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of a pedometer-based telephone intervention on the physical activity levels of cardiac patients who did not attend a CRP. METHODS A randomised controlled trial was conducted with 215 patients referred to a CRP but who could not or chose not to attend. The 6-week intervention included self-monitoring of physical activity using a pedometer and step calendar; and behavioural counselling and goal setting sessions. Data were collected at baseline, 6 weeks… CONTINUE READING

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