Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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