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Get moving! Physical activity counseling in primary care.
J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2007 Jul; 19(7):349-57.JA

Abstract

PURPOSE

The purpose of this article is to present strategies to improve the effectiveness of physical activity counseling for adults in primary care settings. Adoption of physical activity can be part of a healthy lifestyle to prevent or manage many chronic and debilitating conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.

DATA SOURCES

Original research articles reporting results from descriptive studies and clinical trials testing the effectiveness of physical activity counseling in primary care. Journal articles and Web sites are cited as patient and professional resources.

CONCLUSIONS

Despite conflicting research findings on the effectiveness of physical activity counseling in primary care, the importance of an active lifestyle in promoting health and well-being is well known. Yet, only one third of all Americans attain adequate daily physical activity. Implementing physical activity counseling in primary care is one method to promote active lifestyles. Some strategies to promote physical activity counseling in primary care settings are identified, including use of the Five A's approach and printed materials. Suggestions to manage the barriers primary care providers experience with physical activity counseling include brief counseling sessions involving all members of the health team.

IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE

The implementation of a brief physical activity counseling intervention in primary care settings is presented as a promising method to promote physical activity in adults. Nurse practitioners can deliver this counseling in a succinct, well-planned session to promote physical activity and reduce the potential devastating consequences associated with a sedentary lifestyle.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. petersonja@umkc.ed

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17680900

Citation

Peterson, Jane Anthony. "Get Moving! Physical Activity Counseling in Primary Care." Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, vol. 19, no. 7, 2007, pp. 349-57.
Peterson JA. Get moving! Physical activity counseling in primary care. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2007;19(7):349-57.
Peterson, J. A. (2007). Get moving! Physical activity counseling in primary care. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 19(7), 349-57.
Peterson JA. Get Moving! Physical Activity Counseling in Primary Care. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2007;19(7):349-57. PubMed PMID: 17680900.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Get moving! Physical activity counseling in primary care. A1 - Peterson,Jane Anthony, PY - 2007/8/8/pubmed PY - 2007/9/20/medline PY - 2007/8/8/entrez SP - 349 EP - 57 JF - Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners JO - J Am Acad Nurse Pract VL - 19 IS - 7 N2 - PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to present strategies to improve the effectiveness of physical activity counseling for adults in primary care settings. Adoption of physical activity can be part of a healthy lifestyle to prevent or manage many chronic and debilitating conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. DATA SOURCES: Original research articles reporting results from descriptive studies and clinical trials testing the effectiveness of physical activity counseling in primary care. Journal articles and Web sites are cited as patient and professional resources. CONCLUSIONS: Despite conflicting research findings on the effectiveness of physical activity counseling in primary care, the importance of an active lifestyle in promoting health and well-being is well known. Yet, only one third of all Americans attain adequate daily physical activity. Implementing physical activity counseling in primary care is one method to promote active lifestyles. Some strategies to promote physical activity counseling in primary care settings are identified, including use of the Five A's approach and printed materials. Suggestions to manage the barriers primary care providers experience with physical activity counseling include brief counseling sessions involving all members of the health team. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The implementation of a brief physical activity counseling intervention in primary care settings is presented as a promising method to promote physical activity in adults. Nurse practitioners can deliver this counseling in a succinct, well-planned session to promote physical activity and reduce the potential devastating consequences associated with a sedentary lifestyle. SN - 1041-2972 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17680900/Get_moving_Physical_activity_counseling_in_primary_care_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-7599.2007.00239.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -