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Physical activity and health promotion: evidence-based approaches to practice

Dugdill, L, Crone, D and Murphy, R 2009, 'Physical activity and health promotion: evidence-based approaches to practice' , in: Physical Activity and Health Promotion: Evidence-based Approaches to Practice , Wiley-Blackwell, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

Evaluates the realities and complexities of working to reverse the adverse trend towards physical inactivity. It is a well-rounded, evidence-based analysis of interventions for physical activity practice, covering a range of settings and target groups. Expert contributors present case studies which help to translate the theory into practice, from individual to societal levels, enriched by explanations of the socio-political context. The first section covers the concepts for the development of physical activity practice; influencing sustained health behaviour change, explaining the role and function of health policy in physical activity promotion, and developing the evidence base for physical activity interventions. Section Two explores the evidence base for interventions in physical activity practice, in varied settings and target groups. Physical Activity and Health Promotion concludes with a challenge to innovate in promoting physical activity.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Dugdill, L, Crone, D and Murphy, R
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781405169257
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Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2011 12:08
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:51
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/14932

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