Cost-effectiveness of exercise on prescription with telephone support among women in general practice over 2 years
posted by Research Admin on 24 February 2012
Year of Publication
British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45 (15), 1223-1229.
Journal article (peer reviewed)
The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of exercise on prescription with ongoing support in general practice. The study was undertaken as part of the 2-year Women's lifestyle study trial involving 'less-active' women aged 40-74. The 'enhanced Green Prescription' intervention included written exercise prescription and brief advice from a primary care nurse, face-to-face follow-up at 6 months, and 9 months of telephone support. The primary outcome was incremental cost of moving one 'less-active' person into the 'active' category over 24 months. Direct costs of programme delivery were recorded. Other (indirect) costs were also covered in the analyses. The conclusions of the study were that this programme with ongoing support is very cost-effective and compares favourably with other primary care and community-based physical activity interventions internationally.
Type of Study
Randomised controlled trial, Prospective study, Analysis
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