Table 3

Results from general fax back survey

Question1999 survey (n = 560; response rate 33.5%)2001 survey* (n = 299; response rate 45%)
183% correct94% correct
248% correct70% correct
347% correct68% correct
460% correct73% correct
569% agree90% agree
6N/A53% yes
7N/A85% yes
8N/A93% yes
Subsample of 2001 survey† (n = 117; response rate 43%)
Questions (agree/disagree):
1. Being active every day in as many ways as you can will improve health.
2. At least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days is necessary to improve health.
3. Exercise that is needed for good health must be hard enough to make you puff and pant.
4. You can get added health and fitness benefits from some regular, vigorous activity.
5. I feel confident in giving appropriate advice to my patients about physical activity.
6. I routinely ask all my new patients about their physical activity level.
7. I advise all my inactive patients to be more active.
8. I advise my inactive patients with other risk factors to be more active.
9. Participation in the ASP has led me to think about inactivity as a risk factor more frequently.
10. Participation in the ASP has led me to provide physical activity advice routinely (systematically).
11. Participation in the ASP has led me to assess patients’ activity levels more frequently.
12. Participation in the ASP has led me to advise patients to be active more frequently.
13. Participation in the ASP has led me to feel more confident in motivating patients to be active.
14. Participation in the ASP has led me to refer patients to outside agencies more frequently.
15. Participation in the ASP has led me to recall patients for review of their activity level more frequently.
16. Participation in the ASP has led to no change in my routine consultation practice.
*Sample selected from only general practitioners (GPs) who participated in the Active Script Programme (ASP) training seminar or received a practice visit (670).
†Sample of GPs who received the ASP intervention in 1999 (269).
N/A, not applicable.
9N/A70% yes
10N/A43% yes
11N/A66% yes
12N/A74% yes
13N/A52% yes
14N/A15% yes
15N/A8% yes
16N/A11% yes