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Translating research findings into community interventions. Considerations for design and implementation: A case-based approach

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Williams, AD and Byrne, LK and Strieter, LB and Watson, G and Arena, R, Translating research findings into community interventions. Considerations for design and implementation: A case-based approach, Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health, Routledge, SR Bird (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 9781138067684 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2019 The Authors

Official URL: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/978135165677...

DOI: doi:10.4324/9781315158501-31

Abstract

Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for morbidity and premature mortality across the globe, and the economic costs associated with the increased disease burden in sedentary individuals is immense. Thus recognition of the importance of physical activity to health through policy initiatives designed to increase physical activity levels of local populations through to national and international initiatives are of paramount importance. Using case studies to provide context, this chapter presents challenges involved in encouraging people to increase their physical activity levels and examines issues related to the delivery and ongoing sustainability of community-based physical activity programmes. Finally, it makes several recommendations related to the design and evaluation of future community-based physical activity interventions to maximize the likelihood of positive outcomes, and inform about the true benefits in terms of physical activity and related health outcomes.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:physical activity, sustainability, policy
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Human Movement and Sports Science
Research Field:Exercise Physiology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health Education and Promotion
UTAS Author:Williams, AD (Associate Professor Andrew Williams)
UTAS Author:Byrne, LK (Mrs Lucy Byrne)
UTAS Author:Watson, G (Dr Greig Watson)
ID Code:131093
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2019-02-28
Last Modified:2019-04-02
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