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Effect of telephone counseling on physical activity for low-active older people in primary care: a randomized, controlled trial.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Jul; 55(7):986-92.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To assess the long-term effectiveness of a telephone counseling intervention on physical activity and health-related quality of life in low-active older adults recruited through their primary care physician.

DESIGN

Randomized, controlled trial.

SETTING

Three primary care practices from different socioeconomic regions of Auckland, New Zealand.

PARTICIPANTS

One hundred and eighty-six low-active adults (aged 65) recruited from their primary care physicians' patient databases.

INTERVENTION

Eight telephone counseling sessions over 12 weeks based on increasing physical activity. Control patients received usual care.

MEASUREMENTS

Change in physical activity (as measured using the Auckland Heart Study Physical Activity Questionnaire) and quality of life (as measured using the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36)) over a 12-month period.

RESULTS

Moderate leisure physical activity increased by 86.8 min/wk more in the intervention group than in the control group (P=.007). More participants in the intervention group reached 2.5 hours of moderate or vigorous leisure physical activity per week after 12 months (42% vs 23%, odds ratio=2.9, 95% confidence interval=1.33-6.32, P=.007). No differences on SF-36 measures were observed between the groups at 12 months.

CONCLUSION

Telephone-based physical activity counseling is effective at increasing physical activity over 12 months in previously low-active older adults.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. g.kolt@uws.edu.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17608869

Citation

Kolt, Gregory S., et al. "Effect of Telephone Counseling On Physical Activity for Low-active Older People in Primary Care: a Randomized, Controlled Trial." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 55, no. 7, 2007, pp. 986-92.
Kolt GS, Schofield GM, Kerse N, et al. Effect of telephone counseling on physical activity for low-active older people in primary care: a randomized, controlled trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55(7):986-92.
Kolt, G. S., Schofield, G. M., Kerse, N., Garrett, N., & Oliver, M. (2007). Effect of telephone counseling on physical activity for low-active older people in primary care: a randomized, controlled trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(7), 986-92.
Kolt GS, et al. Effect of Telephone Counseling On Physical Activity for Low-active Older People in Primary Care: a Randomized, Controlled Trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55(7):986-92. PubMed PMID: 17608869.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effect of telephone counseling on physical activity for low-active older people in primary care: a randomized, controlled trial. AU - Kolt,Gregory S, AU - Schofield,Grant M, AU - Kerse,Ngaire, AU - Garrett,Nick, AU - Oliver,Melody, PY - 2007/7/5/pubmed PY - 2007/9/12/medline PY - 2007/7/5/entrez SP - 986 EP - 92 JF - Journal of the American Geriatrics Society JO - J Am Geriatr Soc VL - 55 IS - 7 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To assess the long-term effectiveness of a telephone counseling intervention on physical activity and health-related quality of life in low-active older adults recruited through their primary care physician. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: Three primary care practices from different socioeconomic regions of Auckland, New Zealand. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and eighty-six low-active adults (aged 65) recruited from their primary care physicians' patient databases. INTERVENTION: Eight telephone counseling sessions over 12 weeks based on increasing physical activity. Control patients received usual care. MEASUREMENTS: Change in physical activity (as measured using the Auckland Heart Study Physical Activity Questionnaire) and quality of life (as measured using the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36)) over a 12-month period. RESULTS: Moderate leisure physical activity increased by 86.8 min/wk more in the intervention group than in the control group (P=.007). More participants in the intervention group reached 2.5 hours of moderate or vigorous leisure physical activity per week after 12 months (42% vs 23%, odds ratio=2.9, 95% confidence interval=1.33-6.32, P=.007). No differences on SF-36 measures were observed between the groups at 12 months. CONCLUSION: Telephone-based physical activity counseling is effective at increasing physical activity over 12 months in previously low-active older adults. SN - 0002-8614 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17608869/Effect_of_telephone_counseling_on_physical_activity_for_low_active_older_people_in_primary_care:_a_randomized_controlled_trial_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2007.01203.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -