The MOVE study: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial assessing interventions to maximise attendance at physical activity facilities
Joshua D Newton, Ruth Klein, Adrian Bauman, Fiona J Newton, Ajay Mahal, Kara Gilbert, Leon Piterman, Michael T Ewing, Robert J Donovan, Ben J Smith
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: Physical activity is associated with a host of health benefits, yet many individuals do not perform sufficient physical activity to realise these benefits. One approach to rectifying this situation is through modifying the built environment to make it more conducive to physical activity, such as by building walking tracks or recreational physical activity facilities. Often, however, modifications to the built environment are not connected to efforts aimed at encouraging their use. The purpose of the Monitoring and Observing the Value of Exercise (MOVE) study is to evaluate the effectiveness of two interventions designed to encourage the ongoing use of a new, multi-purpose, commun..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council
Funding for the project has been obtained through the Australian Research Council - Linkage Projects funding scheme (Project ID: LP130101005) and from the linkage partner, Frankston City Council.