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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818819/quantifying-human-movement-using-the-movn-smartphone-app-validation-and-field-study
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Ralph Maddison, Luke Gemming, Javier Monedero, Linda Bolger, Sarahjane Belton, Johann Issartel, Samantha Marsh, Artur Direito, Madeleine Solenhill, Jinfeng Zhao, Daniel John Exeter, Harshvardhan Vathsangam, Jonathan Charles Rawstorn
BACKGROUND: The use of embedded smartphone sensors offers opportunities to measure physical activity (PA) and human movement. Big data-which includes billions of digital traces-offers scientists a new lens to examine PA in fine-grained detail and allows us to track people's geocoded movement patterns to determine their interaction with the environment. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the validity of the Movn smartphone app (Moving Analytics) for collecting PA and human movement data...
August 17, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808077/gps-knowledge-use-and-confidence-in-national-physical-activity-and-health-guidelines-and-tools-a-questionnaire-based-survey-of-general-practice-in-england
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Robin Chatterjee, Tim Chapman, Mike Gt Brannan, Justin Varney
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) brief advice in health care is effective at getting individuals active. It has been suggested that one in four people would be more active if advised by a GP or nurse, but as many as 72% of GPs do not discuss the benefits of physical activity with patients. AIM: To assess the knowledge, use, and confidence in national PA and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) health guidelines and tools among GPs in England. DESIGN AND SETTING: Online questionnaire-based survey of selfselecting GPs in England that took place over a 10-day period in March 2016...
August 14, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720079/implementation-effectiveness-trial-of-an-ecological-intervention-for-physical-activity-in-ethnically-diverse-low-income-senior-centers
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Porchia Rich, Gregory A Aarons, Michelle Takemoto, Veronica Cardenas, Katie Crist, Khalisa Bolling, Brittany Lewars, Cynthia Castro Sweet, Loki Natarajan, Yuyan Shi, Kelsie M Full, Eileen Johnson, Dori E Rosenberg, Melicia Whitt-Glover, Bess Marcus, Jacqueline Kerr
BACKGROUND: As the US population ages, there is an increasing need for evidence based, peer-led physical activity programs, particularly in ethnically diverse, low income senior centers where access is limited. METHODS/DESIGN: The Peer Empowerment Program 4 Physical Activity' (PEP4PA) is a hybrid Type II implementation-effectiveness trial that is a peer-led physical activity (PA) intervention based on the ecological model of behavior change. The initial phase is a cluster randomized control trial randomized to either a peer-led PA intervention or usual center programming...
July 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699434/physical-activity-for-pregnant-women
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Petra Kendall-Raynor
Essential facts The UK's chief medical officers (CMOs) have published new advice on physical exercise for pregnant women in the form of an infographic. It is aimed at providing midwives, nurses, GPs, obstetricians and gynaecologists, as well as leisure sector professionals, with the latest evidence on physical activity during pregnancy.
July 12, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682695/a-multicomponent-schoolyard-intervention-targeting-children-s-recess-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-effects-after-one-year
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Dave H H Van Kann, SanneI de Vries, Jasper Schipperijn, Nanne K de Vries, Maria W J Jansen, Stef P J Kremers
Background Aim of the study was to test the 12-month effects of a multicomponent physical activity (PA) intervention at schoolyards on morning recess PA levels of 6(th) and 7(th) grade children in primary schools, using accelerometry and additional GPS data. Methods A quasi-experimental study design was used with 20 paired intervention and control schools. GPS confirmatory analyses were applied to validate attendance at schoolyards during recess. Accelerometer data from 376 children from 7 pairs of schools were included in the final analyses...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682656/indoor-and-outdoor-context-specific-contributions-to-early-adolescent-mvpa-as-measured-by-combined-diary-accelerometer-and-gps
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Matthew Pearce, David H Saunders, Peter Allison, Anthony P Turner
BACKGROUND: The distribution of adolescent moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) across multiple contexts is unclear. This study examined indoor and outdoor leisure time in terms of being structured or unstructured and explored relationships with total daily MVPA. METHODS: Between September 2012 and January 2014, 70 participants (aged 11-13 y) from 4 schools in Edinburgh wore an accelerometer and global positioning system receiver over 7 days, reporting structured physical activity using a diary...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668251/bicycle-trains-cycling-and-physical-activity-a-pilot-cluster-rct
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Jason A Mendoza, Wren Haaland, Maya Jacobs, Mark Abbey-Lambertz, Josh Miller, Deb Salls, Winifred Todd, Rachel Madding, Katherine Ellis, Jacqueline Kerr
INTRODUCTION: Increasing children's cycling to school and physical activity are national health goals. The objective was to conduct an RCT of a bicycle train program to assess impact on students' school travel mode and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). STUDY DESIGN: Pilot cluster RCT with randomization at the school level and N=54 participants. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Fourth-fifth graders from four public schools serving low-income families in Seattle, WA in 2014 with analyses in 2015-2016...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587518/an-investigation-into-uk-medical-students-knowledge-of-lifestyle-factors-on-cancer
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S Luckman, C Xiao, E McLennan, A S Anderson, N Mutrie, S J Moug
Background and aim Lifestyle factor modification (alcohol, smoking, obesity, diet, physical activity) has the potential to reduce cancer incidence and cancer survival. This study assessed the knowledge of lifestyle factors and cancer in undergraduate medical students. Methods and results A total of 218 students (7 UK universities) completed an online survey of nine questions in three areas: knowledge (lifestyle factors and cancer); information sources; clinical practice (witnessed clinical counselling). Diet, alcohol, smoking and physical activity were recognised as lifestyle factors by 98% of responders, while only 69% reported weight...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547345/where-are-adults-active-an-examination-of-physical-activity-locations-using-gps-in-five-us-cities
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Katelyn M Holliday, Annie Green Howard, Michael Emch, Daniel A Rodríguez, Wayne D Rosamond, Kelly R Evenson
Increasing physical activity (PA) at the population level requires appropriately targeting intervention development. Identifying the locations in which participants with various sociodemographic, body weight, and geographic characteristics tend to engage in varying intensities of PA as well as locations these populations underutilize for PA may facilitate this process. A visual location-coding protocol was developed and implemented in Google Fusion Tables and Maps using data from participants (N = 223, age 18-85) in five states...
August 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512111/an-initial-evaluation-of-the-impact-of-pok%C3%A3-mon-go-on-physical-activity
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Ying Xian, Hanzhang Xu, Haolin Xu, Li Liang, Adrian F Hernandez, Tracy Y Wang, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: Pokémon GO is a location-based augmented reality game. Using GPS and the camera on a smartphone, the game requires players to travel in real world to capture animated creatures, called Pokémon. We examined the impact of Pokémon GO on physical activity (PA). METHODS AND RESULTS: A pre-post observational study of 167 Pokémon GO players who were self-enrolled through recruitment flyers or online social media was performed. Participants were instructed to provide screenshots of their step counts recorded by the iPhone Health app between June 15 and July 31, 2016, which was 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after the Pokémon GO release date...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511083/how-do-type-and-size-of-natural-environments-relate-to-physical-activity-behavior
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F M Jansen, D F Ettema, C B M Kamphuis, F H Pierik, M J Dijst
Natural environments (NE) are promoted as places that support physical activity (PA), but evidence on PA distribution across various types and sizes of NE is lacking. Accelerometers and GPS-devices measured PA of Dutch general population adults aged 45-65 years (N=279). Five NE types were distinguished: 'parks', 'recreational area', 'agricultural green', 'forest & moorland', and 'blue space', and four categories of size: 0-3, 3-7, 7-27, and ≥27 ha. Modality (i.e. spatially concentrated PA, walking, jogging, and cycling) and intensity (i...
May 13, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495219/increases-in-use-and-activity-due-to-urban-renewal-effect-of-a-natural-experiment
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Henriette Bondo Andersen, Lars Breum Christiansen, Charlotte Demant Klinker, Annette Kjær Ersbøll, Jens Troelsen, Jacqueline Kerr, Jasper Schipperijn
INTRODUCTION: Urban green space and other recreational facilities are associated with physical activity. For adolescents living in multistory housing, public outdoor spaces that support physical activity may play an important role in activity promotion strategies. However, stronger evidence for a relation between the built environment and adolescent physical activity is scarce. DESIGN: A natural experiment with a pre-experimental design was used with data collected in 2010 and 2012 before and after an urban renewal...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486622/motivational-interviewing-by-general-practitioners-for-type-2-diabetes-patients-a-systematic-review
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Isaraporn Thepwongsa, Radhakrishnan Muthukumar, Pattapong Kessomboon
Background: Motivational interviewing (MI) is an effective tool to help clinicians with facilitating behavioural changes in many diseases and conditions. However, different forms of MI are required in different health care settings and for different clinicians. Although general practitioners (GPs) play a major role in Type 2 diabetes management, the effects of MI delivered by GPs intended to change the behaviours of their Type 2 diabetes patients and GP outcomes, defined as GP knowledge, satisfaction and practice behaviours, have not been systematically reviewed...
August 1, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446180/physical-activity-when-riding-an-electric-assisted-bicycle
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Sveinung Berntsen, Lena Malnes, Aleksander Langåker, Elling Bere
BACKGROUND: The objectives of the present study were to compare time spent cycling, exercise intensity, and time spent in moderate- (MPA) and vigorous intensity physical activity (VPA) when cycling on an E-bike and a conventional bicycle on two "cycling-to-work" routes with differences in topography, defined as a hilly and a flat route. METHODS: Eight adults (23-54 years, two women) cycled outdoors on a conventional bicycle and an E-bike, on a flat (8.2 km) and a hilly (7...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391129/are-buffers-around-home-representative-of-physical-activity-spaces-among-adults
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Katelyn M Holliday, Annie Green Howard, Michael Emch, Daniel A Rodríguez, Kelly R Evenson
Residential buffers are frequently used to assess built environment characteristics relevant to physical activity (PA), yet little is known about how well they represent the spatial areas in which individuals undertake PA. We used System for Observing Play and Recreation in Communities data for 217 adults from five US states who wore an accelerometer and a GPS for three weeks to create newly defined PA-specific activity spaces. These PA spaces were based on PA occurring in bouts of ≥10min and were defined as 1) the single minimum convex polygon (MCP) containing all of a participant's PA bout minutes and 2) the combination of many MCPs constructed using each PA bout independently...
May 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377134/rule-modification-in-junior-sport-does-it-create-differences-in-player-movement
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Paul B Gastin, Matthew D Allan, Kylie Bellesini, Michael Spittle
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of rule modification on player movement during matchplay in junior Australian football (AF). DESIGN: Quasi-experimental study design. METHODS: Time-motion analysis was used to record variables pertaining to player movement including total distance covered, high-speed running (HSR) distance (>14.4km/h) and HSR efforts. GPS data obtained from 145 players (7-12 years) were analysed across four junior AF leagues and three age group combinations (U8/U9, U9/U10 and U11/U12)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341616/cloudy-with-a-chance-of-pain-engagement-and-subsequent-attrition-of-daily-data-entry-in-a-smartphone-pilot-study-tracking-weather-disease-severity-and-physical-activity-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Samuel Reade, Karen Spencer, Jamie C Sergeant, Matthew Sperrin, David M Schultz, John Ainsworth, Rashmi Lakshminarayana, Bruce Hellman, Ben James, John McBeth, Caroline Sanders, William G Dixon
BACKGROUND: The increasing ownership of smartphones provides major opportunities for epidemiological research through self-reported and passively collected data. OBJECTIVE: This pilot study aimed to codesign a smartphone app to assess associations between weather and joint pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to study the success of daily self-reported data entry over a 60-day period and the enablers of and barriers to data collection. METHODS: A patient and public involvement group (n=5) and 2 focus groups of patients with RA (n=9) supported the codesign of the app collecting self-reported symptoms...
March 24, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340553/promoting-independence-health-and-well-being-for-older-people-a-feasibility-study-of-computer-aided-health-and-social-risk-appraisal-system-in-primary-care
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Kate Walters, Kalpa Kharicha, Claire Goodman, Melanie Handley, Jill Manthorpe, Mima Cattan, Steve Morris, Caroline S Clarke, Jeff Round, Steve Iliffe
BACKGROUND: With population ageing, research is needed into new low-cost, scalable methods of effective promotion of health and wellbeing for older people. We aimed to assess feasibility, reach and costs of implementing a new tailored computer-aided health and social risk appraisal system in primary care. METHODS: Design: Feasibility study. SETTING: Five General Practices in London (Ealing) and Hertfordshire, United Kingdom (UK) Participants: Random sample of patients aged 65 + years...
March 24, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334801/a-systematic-review-of-the-physical-activity-assessment-tools-used-in-primary-care
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Toby O Smith, Máire C McKenna, Charlotte Salter, Wendy Hardeman, Kathryn Richardson, Melvyn Hillsdon, Carly A Hughes, Nicholas Steel, Andy P Jones
Background: Primary care is an ideal setting for physical activity interventions to prevent and manage common long-term conditions. To identify those who can benefit from such interventions and to deliver tailored support, primary care professionals (e.g. GPs, practice nurses, physiotherapists, health care assistants) need reliable and valid tools to assess physical activity. However, there is uncertainty about the best-performing tool. Objective: To identify the tools used in the literature to assess the physical activity in primary care and describe their psychometric properties...
August 1, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325218/the-characteristics-experiences-and-perceptions-of-homeopaths-in-new-zealand-results-from-a-national-survey-of-practitioners
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Phillip Cottingham, Jon Adams, Ram Vempati, Jill Dunn, David Sibbritt
BACKGROUND: The popularity of homeopathy is seemingly at odds with the scientific controversy over its effectiveness. Several studies have reported on effectiveness of clinical homeopathy, but few studies have been conducted on practices and perceptions of homeopaths, and none in New Zealand (NZ). To address this gap, this paper reports findings from the first national survey examining the characteristics, perceptions and experiences of NZ-based homeopaths regarding a wide range of issues relating to their role and practice...
February 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
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