Evaluation of Effect of Exercise on Prescription - a Psychological Perspective

2014-08-27 03:33:45 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of a primary healthcare intervention called 'Exercise on Prescription' aimed at increasing level of physical activity and psychological parameters in a population of sedentary patients with increased risk of developing lifestyle diseases. The effect is evaluated using patient-reported variables.


Exercise prescriptions are used for initiating a physical active lifestyle in sedentary populations.

A Danish project called 'Exercise on Prescription' (EoP) is implemented in primary healthcare. Patients eligible for EoP are non-institutionalised adults with medically controlled lifestyle diseases or risk factors of lifestyle diseases, who are motivated to change lifestyle, able to improve health status through a physical active lifestyle, and willing to pay a fee of €100 for the intervention.

The purpose of this study is to assess the effect on: 1) Self-efficacy, 2) Readiness to change, 3) Decisional balance, 4) physical activity level, and 5) health related quality of life.

The EoP-group is compared to an intervention group receiving only motivational counselling.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Physical Inactivity


Exercise on Prescription


Centre of Applied and Clinical Exercise Science, Institute og Sport Sciences and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern D


Active, not recruiting


University of Southern Denmark

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:33:45-0400

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