Systematic counselling by general practitioners for promoting physical activity in elderly patients: a feasibility study.

@article{Mrki2006SystematicCB,
  title={Systematic counselling by general practitioners for promoting physical activity in elderly patients: a feasibility study.},
  author={Anita M{\"a}rki and Gordon B Bauer and Felix Angst and Claudio Renato Nigg and Gerhard Gillmann and Thomas M. Gehring},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  year={2006},
  volume={136 29-30},
  pages={482-8}
}
RESEARCH QUESTIONS To investigate how the daily physical activities of elderly patients can be enhanced by systematic counselling conducted by general practitioners (GPs). METHODS In this feasibility study with pre-post design, 29 people (14 females, mean age 72.2 years, SD = 6.1) were enrolled during routine visits by two general practitioners. A baseline assessment of current physical activity based on the stages according to the Transtheoretical Model was followed by a counselling session… CONTINUE READING