Feasibility and acceptance of exercise recommendations (10,000 steps a day) within routine German health check (Check-Up 35/GOÄ29)—study protocol

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Feasibility and acceptance of exercise recommendations (10,000 steps a day) within routine German health check (Check-Up 35/GOÄ29)—study protocol. / Graf, Christine; Schlepper, Stefanie; Bauer, Carina; Ferrari, Nina; Frank, Stefan; Gartner, Lena; Gehring, Svenja; Henke, Rudolf; Lehmacher, Walter; Steffen, Hans-Michael; Schindler-Marlow, Sabine; Sternal, Katharina.

In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies, Vol. 2, No. 52, 07.09.2016.

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Graf, C, Schlepper, S, Bauer, C, Ferrari, N, Frank, S, Gartner, L, Gehring, S, Henke, R, Lehmacher, W, Steffen, H-M, Schindler-Marlow, S & Sternal, K 2016, 'Feasibility and acceptance of exercise recommendations (10,000 steps a day) within routine German health check (Check-Up 35/GOÄ29)—study protocol', Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol. 2, no. 52. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-016-0092-9

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title = "Feasibility and acceptance of exercise recommendations (10,000 steps a day) within routine German health check (Check-Up 35/GO{\"A}29)—study protocol",
abstract = "Background:Benefits of exercise to prevent non-communicable diseases are well-documented. Limited data existsto promote physical activity in healthy but sedentary and/or overweight people. Brief interventions within routineGerman health checks may be an effective way to reach these patients.Methods/design:The quasi-experimental, multi-center prospective feasibility study is designed for generalpractices in Cologne (intervention group) and D{\"u}sseldorf (control group), up to 20 per region. Eight to 10 inactiveand/or overweight patients per practice will be recruited for a total of 300. General practitioners and at least oneof their nurses for the intervention group will be trained in motivational interviewing and familiarized with low-threshold recommendations for exercise (activities of daily life (ADL), target of 10,000 steps/day) and additionaltools (pedometers, activity diaries). Participants in the control group will only receive general advice (150 min ofexercise/week). The primary aims are to evaluate the feasibility of this intervention and to determine whether it ispossible to reach a mean increase of 1000 steps/day in the target group within 6 months. Secondary objectivesfocus on the number of patients who reach a target of 10,000 steps/day and their improvements in quality of lifeand decrease in body mass index, waist circumference, and blood pressure.Discussion:The study will assess whether it is feasible to run brief interventions within the GP setting can promotean active lifestyle in overweight and/or inactive patients.Keywords:Motivational interviewing, Feasibility, Brief intervention, Pedometers, General practitioners, OverweightAbbreviations:ADL, Activities of daily life; BMI, Body mass index; CG, Control group; CHD, Coronary heart disease;GPs, General practitioners; IG, Intervention group; IPAQ, International Physical Activity Questionnaire;MI, Motivational interviewing",
author = "Christine Graf and Stefanie Schlepper and Carina Bauer and Nina Ferrari and Stefan Frank and Lena Gartner and Svenja Gehring and Rudolf Henke and Walter Lehmacher and Hans-Michael Steffen and Sabine Schindler-Marlow and Katharina Sternal",
year = "2016",
month = "9",
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doi = "10.1186/s40814-016-0092-9",
language = "English",
volume = "2",
journal = "Pilot and Feasibility Studies",
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T1 - Feasibility and acceptance of exercise recommendations (10,000 steps a day) within routine German health check (Check-Up 35/GOÄ29)—study protocol

AU - Graf, Christine

AU - Schlepper, Stefanie

AU - Bauer, Carina

AU - Ferrari, Nina

AU - Frank, Stefan

AU - Gartner, Lena

AU - Gehring, Svenja

AU - Henke, Rudolf

AU - Lehmacher, Walter

AU - Steffen, Hans-Michael

AU - Schindler-Marlow, Sabine

AU - Sternal, Katharina

PY - 2016/9/7

Y1 - 2016/9/7

N2 - Background:Benefits of exercise to prevent non-communicable diseases are well-documented. Limited data existsto promote physical activity in healthy but sedentary and/or overweight people. Brief interventions within routineGerman health checks may be an effective way to reach these patients.Methods/design:The quasi-experimental, multi-center prospective feasibility study is designed for generalpractices in Cologne (intervention group) and Düsseldorf (control group), up to 20 per region. Eight to 10 inactiveand/or overweight patients per practice will be recruited for a total of 300. General practitioners and at least oneof their nurses for the intervention group will be trained in motivational interviewing and familiarized with low-threshold recommendations for exercise (activities of daily life (ADL), target of 10,000 steps/day) and additionaltools (pedometers, activity diaries). Participants in the control group will only receive general advice (150 min ofexercise/week). The primary aims are to evaluate the feasibility of this intervention and to determine whether it ispossible to reach a mean increase of 1000 steps/day in the target group within 6 months. Secondary objectivesfocus on the number of patients who reach a target of 10,000 steps/day and their improvements in quality of lifeand decrease in body mass index, waist circumference, and blood pressure.Discussion:The study will assess whether it is feasible to run brief interventions within the GP setting can promotean active lifestyle in overweight and/or inactive patients.Keywords:Motivational interviewing, Feasibility, Brief intervention, Pedometers, General practitioners, OverweightAbbreviations:ADL, Activities of daily life; BMI, Body mass index; CG, Control group; CHD, Coronary heart disease;GPs, General practitioners; IG, Intervention group; IPAQ, International Physical Activity Questionnaire;MI, Motivational interviewing

AB - Background:Benefits of exercise to prevent non-communicable diseases are well-documented. Limited data existsto promote physical activity in healthy but sedentary and/or overweight people. Brief interventions within routineGerman health checks may be an effective way to reach these patients.Methods/design:The quasi-experimental, multi-center prospective feasibility study is designed for generalpractices in Cologne (intervention group) and Düsseldorf (control group), up to 20 per region. Eight to 10 inactiveand/or overweight patients per practice will be recruited for a total of 300. General practitioners and at least oneof their nurses for the intervention group will be trained in motivational interviewing and familiarized with low-threshold recommendations for exercise (activities of daily life (ADL), target of 10,000 steps/day) and additionaltools (pedometers, activity diaries). Participants in the control group will only receive general advice (150 min ofexercise/week). The primary aims are to evaluate the feasibility of this intervention and to determine whether it ispossible to reach a mean increase of 1000 steps/day in the target group within 6 months. Secondary objectivesfocus on the number of patients who reach a target of 10,000 steps/day and their improvements in quality of lifeand decrease in body mass index, waist circumference, and blood pressure.Discussion:The study will assess whether it is feasible to run brief interventions within the GP setting can promotean active lifestyle in overweight and/or inactive patients.Keywords:Motivational interviewing, Feasibility, Brief intervention, Pedometers, General practitioners, OverweightAbbreviations:ADL, Activities of daily life; BMI, Body mass index; CG, Control group; CHD, Coronary heart disease;GPs, General practitioners; IG, Intervention group; IPAQ, International Physical Activity Questionnaire;MI, Motivational interviewing

U2 - 10.1186/s40814-016-0092-9

DO - 10.1186/s40814-016-0092-9

M3 - Journal articles

VL - 2

JO - Pilot and Feasibility Studies

JF - Pilot and Feasibility Studies

SN - 2055-5784

IS - 52

ER -

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