Physical activity


Recreation "Prescriptions" Increase Use of Free Community Exercise Programs by Low-Income Patients Who Are Overweight or Obese 08/09/10

Physicians working in underserved areas use preprinted “prescription pads” to increase use of free community recreational activities and resources by overweight and obese patients, with the goal of helping them achieve a more healthy weight.

Alternating Group and In-Home Sessions Help Obese Preschoolers and Overweight Parents Improve Eating Habits and Reduce Body Mass Index 07/21/10

Behavioral health clinicians lead a 24-week program consisting of alternating group sessions and in-home consultations with obese preschoolers and their overweight parent(s), leading to improved dietary habits, less weight gain, and lower body mass index among preschoolers and to greater weight loss and lower body mass index among parents.

Physician Practice–Based Medical Assistants Have Limited Success in Early, Ongoing Efforts to Engage Diabetes Patients in Self-Management 06/24/10

Guided by a health educator, medical assistants at an internal medicine practice are only modestly successful in encouraging diabetes patients to engage in goal setting, create personal action plans, and communicate home blood pressure and glucose measurements to physicians.

Tailored, Home-Based Physical Therapy Reduces Disability in Frail Community-Dwelling Seniors 06/14/10

A tailored, home-based physical therapy program slows functional decline in moderately frail, community-dwelling older adults.

Internet-Based Interactive Program Helps Time-Pressed, Geographically Constrained Military Personnel Control Weight 04/29/10

An Internet-based support program featured ongoing monitoring of weight and weight-related behaviors, personalized feedback from counselors, interactive educational lessons, and motivational interviewing, allowing many time-constrained military personnel to avoid weight gain or lose a moderate amount of weight.

Corporate Health and Wellness Program Attracts High Levels of Participation, Significantly Reduces Health Risks and Overall Health Care Costs 02/22/10

A comprehensive, customizable corporate health and wellness program has attracted high levels of participation among employees, leading to significant reductions in risk factors, substantial cost savings, and a positive return on investment.

Employer-Sponsored Incentives and Support Designed to Reduce Overweight/Obesity and Other Risks Lead to Improvements in Health-Related Behaviors and Select Health Indicators 02/08/10

Financial incentives and associated support for employees and spouses to remain smoke-free, engage in physical activity, manage weight, achieve specific health-related milestones, and complete an annual physical exam and health risk appraisal lead to high participation rates and improvements in health-related behaviors and select health indicators.

Education and Support of Primary Care Practices Does Not Increase Referrals of Patients With Behavioral Risks to Community-Based Organizations 10/19/09

Education and support of primary care practices did not increase referrals of patients with behavioral risk factors to community-based organizations.

Group Music and Exercise Classes Improve Range of Motion in Select Joints in Very Young Burn Patients 09/21/09

A group music and exercise program for very young burn victims enhances active range of motion in assessed joints.

Providing Education, Practical Tools, and Other Support to Pediatric Practices Increases Provision of Weight Management Services 06/18/09

Providing education and practical tools to pediatric practices leads to more frequent provision of appropriate services, such as weight assessments and patient counseling.


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