Are interventions effective for promoting physical activity?

From: The Cochrane Collaboration

Journal rating:
rating: 98%
Study Quality:
rating: 100%
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Overall Reliability

Article Quality:
rating: 55%
Partcipants
rating: 50%

Participants/situation

  • 7,598 across 19 studies

Study

  • The paper is a systematic review / meta analysis of all relevant trials.
  • This means that the data from all similar trials has been grouped to form an overall outcome.

Results

  • The findings of this review indicate that professional advice and guidance with continued support can encourage people to be more physically active in the short to mid-term.

Answer

  • Yes (without confidence)

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Editors Notes

  • The authors point out that not taking enough physical activity leads to an increased risk of a number of chronic diseases including coronary heart disease. Regular physical activity can reduce this risk and also provide other physical and possibly mental health benefits. 

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