Fysisk Aktivitet på Recept: Långtidseffekten av fysisk aktivitet på recept som primärprevention
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Background Inactivity can lead to a wide range of lifestyle-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. Being physically active brings many benefits and disease prevention and can reduce symptoms of existing diseases. Primary care in many countries provides exercise on prescription to promote an active lifestyle both as primary and secondary prevention, but mostly as secondary.
Aim This study aims at using the available scientific literature to study the long-term (>6 months) effect of exercise on prescription as a primary prevention as well as identify if age and female gender may have an effect on the result.
Results Of thirteen included articles nine showed significant increases in their readings and thus shows that exercise on prescription is an effective long-term intervention. The other four could not demonstrate any significant difference between intervention and control groups. Older participants tend to better adhere to their prescription. In twelve studies there mostly participated women but this did not affect whether the results where significant or not.
Conclusion There is evidence that physical activity on prescription may be an effective intervention to increase activity among inactive patients in primary care. It is important to take the patient's age and individual circumstances into consideration when prescribing, and remember that too much help and motivation can be negative.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 39 p.
Fysisk aktivitet på recept, primärprevention, ålder, kön
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-158448OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-158448DiVA: diva2:439484
Subject / course
Registered Nurse Programme