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Effects of the Swedish physical activity on prescription model on health-related quality of life in overweight older adults: a randomised controlled trial.


ABSTRACT: The effects of physical activity on prescription (PAP) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in overweight adults are unclear. We therefore aimed to explore the effects of the Swedish PAP model on HRQoL in overweight older adults.Participants were recruited from a cohort of men and women born between 1937 and 1938, and living in Stockholm County. Inclusion criteria were; insufficiently physically active, i.e. <30 min of at least moderate intensity physical activity (PA) per day; body mass index >25 kg/m(2); and waist circumference ?102 cm (men) or ?88 cm (women). Altogether, 101 individuals, aged 67 years, were randomly assigned to two parallel groups: intervention group (n?=?47) receiving individualised PAP or control group (n?=?54). The 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) was administered before and after the six months intervention. Main outcomes were the SF-36 physical component summary (PCS) and mental component summary (MCS) scores. Intention to treat analysis was utilised. Regression analysis was performed to assess whether changes in PA and body weight affected changes in HRQoL.At the six months follow-up, regarding the MCS score, the intervention group had improved significantly more (median: 4.4 [interquartile range (IQR): -2.4 to 23.3]) vs (median: 0.0 [IQR: -4.0 to 4.9]); p?

SUBMITTER: Olsson SJ 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC4509721 | BioStudies | 2015-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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