Randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention by primary care nurses to increase walking in patients aged 60–74 years: Protocol of the PACE-Lift (Pedometer Accelerometer Consultation Evaluation - Lift) trial
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Original versionBMC Public Health. 2013, 13, 5 10.1186/1471-2458-13-5
Physical activity is essential for older people's physical and mental health and for maintaining independence. Guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes weekly, of at least moderate intensity physical activity, with activity on most days. Older people's most common physical activity is walking, light intensity if strolling, moderate if brisker. Less than 20% of United Kingdom 65-74 year olds report achieving the guidelines, despite most being able to. Effective behaviour change techniques include strategies such as goal setting, self-monitoring, building self-efficacy and relapse prevention. Primary care physical activity consultations allow individual tailoring of advice. Pedometers measure step-counts and accelerometers measure physical activity intensity. This protocol describes an innovative intervention to increase walking in older people, incorporating pedometer and accelerometer feedback within a primary care nurse physical activity consultation, using behaviour change techniques.
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