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Are activity promotion interventions based on the transtheoretical model effective? A critical review
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  1. J Adams,
  2. M White
  1. School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Adams, School of Population and Health Sciences, The Medical School, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, UK; 
 j.m.adams{at}ncl.ac.uk

Abstract

The health benefits of physical activity are well documented yet 70% of adults remain sedentary. It has been suggested that inverventions based on the transtheoretical model of behaviour change (TTM) may be useful in promoting physical activity. Published work on the effectiveness of such inteventions is therefore critically reviewed. Although there is evidence that TTM based activity promotion interventions are effective in promoting activity adoption, initial results on longer term adherence are disappointing.

  • exercise
  • physical activity
  • review
  • transtheoretical model

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