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dc.titlePrescribing physical activity in parks to improve health and wellbeing: Protocol of the park prescription randomized controlled trial
dc.contributor.authorMüller-Riemenschneider, F
dc.contributor.authorPetrunoff, N
dc.contributor.authorSia, A
dc.contributor.authorRamiah, A
dc.contributor.authorNg, A
dc.contributor.authorHan, J
dc.contributor.authorWong, M
dc.contributor.authorChoo, T.B
dc.contributor.authorUijtdewilligen, L
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-14T08:28:46Z
dc.date.available2020-09-14T08:28:46Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationMüller-Riemenschneider, F, Petrunoff, N, Sia, A, Ramiah, A, Ng, A, Han, J, Wong, M, Choo, T.B, Uijtdewilligen, L (2018). Prescribing physical activity in parks to improve health and wellbeing: Protocol of the park prescription randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15 (6) : 1154. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15061154
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/176202
dc.description.abstractPrevious studies in primary care settings showed that brief advice prescribing physical activity for inactive patients could be an effective way to promote physical activity. Park prescription interventions confer health benefits associated with exposure to nature and increased physical activity by recommending park use specifically to increase physical activity in parks. The purpose of this trial is to evaluate the effectiveness of a park prescription intervention for increasing time spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) assessed by accelerometry. Middle-aged Singaporeans who were insufficiently active and who met health screening criteria were recruited via existing community health screening programs and allocated to one of two groups. Intervention participants received a prescription of physical activity in parks, an information pack, access to a weekly group exercise program in parks and telephone counselling (n = 80). Control participants received physical activity materials (n = 80). The primary outcome (mean difference between both groups in time spent in MVPA minutes per week measured by accelerometer) will be assessed at six months. Secondary outcomes include self-reported health behaviors, self-reported mental wellbeing and objectively-measured physical health. This is the first randomized controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of a park prescription intervention for increasing health-enhancing MVPA. © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
dc.sourceUnpaywall 20200831
dc.subjectgreenspace
dc.subjecthealth care
dc.subjectphysical activity
dc.subjectquality of life
dc.subjecturban area
dc.subjectaccelerometry
dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectaged
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subjectcontrolled study
dc.subjectcounseling
dc.subjectexercise
dc.subjecthealth program
dc.subjecthealth promotion
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjecthuman experiment
dc.subjectmass screening
dc.subjectmoderate to vigorous physical activity
dc.subjectoutcome assessment
dc.subjectpatient-reported outcome
dc.subjectphysical activity
dc.subjectprescription
dc.subjectprogram effectiveness
dc.subjectprospective study
dc.subjectpsychological well-being
dc.subjectrandomized controlled trial
dc.subjectrecreational park
dc.subjectSingaporean
dc.subjectteaching
dc.subjecttelephone interview
dc.subjectexercise
dc.subjecthealth behavior
dc.subjectmiddle aged
dc.subjectrandomized controlled trial (topic)
dc.subjectself report
dc.subjectSingapore [Singapore (NTN)]
dc.subjectSingapore [Southeast Asia]
dc.subjectAccelerometry
dc.subjectExercise
dc.subjectHealth Behavior
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectParks, Recreational
dc.subjectRandomized Controlled Trials as Topic
dc.subjectSelf Report
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentDUKE-NUS MEDICAL SCHOOL
dc.contributor.departmentSAW SWEE HOCK SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dc.description.doi10.3390/ijerph15061154
dc.description.sourcetitleInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.description.volume15
dc.description.issue6
dc.description.page1154
dc.published.statePublished
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