Where next for the design, delivery and evaluation of community-based physical activity prescription? Emerging lessons from the United Kingdom.

Oliver, Emily, Buckley, Benjamin, Dodd-Reynolds, Caroline , Downey, John, Hanson, Coral, Henderson, Hannah, Hawkins, Jemma, Steele, James, Wade, Matthew and Watson, Paula (2021) Where next for the design, delivery and evaluation of community-based physical activity prescription? Emerging lessons from the United Kingdom. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism . ISSN 1715-5312

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2021-0101

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Abstract

Despite widespread use, community-based physical activity prescription is controversial. Data limitations have resulted in a lack of clarity about what works, under what circumstances, and for whom, reflected in conservative policy recommendations. In this commentary we challenge a predominantly negative discourse, using contemporary research to highlight promising findings and 'lessons learnt' for design, delivery, and evaluation. In doing so, we argue for the importance of a more nuanced approach to future commissioning and evaluation. Contribution: • Amalgamating learning from multiple research teams to create recommendations for advancing physical activity prescription.

Keywords:Exercise, Exercise referral, physical activity
Subjects:L Social studies > L431 Health Policy
L Social studies > L540 Community Work
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:46854
Deposited On:11 Oct 2021 10:59

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