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Training health professionals to provide physical activity counselling

Coombes, JS, Williams, A ORCID: 0000-0001-8863-3491 and Radford, J ORCID: 0000-0002-5751-0488 2021 , 'Training health professionals to provide physical activity counselling' , Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, vol. 64 , pp. 72-76 , doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2020.12.005.

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There is strong evidence that physical activity (PA) counselling from a health professional (HPs) leads to increased PA of their patients. Despite this, there remains a large evidence-practice gap between HP knowledge of the contribution of physical inactivity to chronic disease prevention and management, and routine effective assessment and prescription of PA. This article will present evidence on the effectiveness of HP- PA counselling and suggested behaviour change frameworks that can be used by HP. Four case studies are provided as examples of programs integrated into current HP student and post-graduate training programs.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Coombes, JS and Williams, A and Radford, J
Keywords: behaviour change, exercise, experiential learning, interdisciplinary education
Journal or Publication Title: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Publisher: W B Saunders Co
ISSN: 0033-0620
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.pcad.2020.12.005
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