MRC IES Platform: The development of an intervention to promote walking in primary care. [FUNDER: MRC].

  • French, David (Principal Investigator)
  • Szczepura, Ala (Co-Investigator)
  • Dale, Jeremy (Co-Investigator)
  • Griffiths, Frances E. (Co-Investigator)
  • Michie, Susan (Co-Investigator)
  • Stallard, Nigel (Co-Investigator)

    Project: Project at former HEI

    Project Details



    The aim is to conduct a fully powered explanatory trial to evaluate the efficacy of a brief self-regulation intervention to increase walking. The intervention will delivered in primary care by practice nurses (PNs)/ Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) to patients for whom increasing physical activity is a particular priority. The intervention already has demonstrated efficacy with a volunteer population, and has since been through an iterative process of refinement in primary care, to maximise acceptability to both providers and recipients.
    The mean difference of five minutes/day walking will be compared. Secondary outcomes including health services costs, and the intervention effect in sub-groups defined in terms of age, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, and clinical condition.
    Effective start/end date1/06/0830/11/10

    Collaborative partners

    • Coventry University (lead)
    • University of Warwick
    • University of Manchester
    • University College London


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