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Promotion de l'activité physique au cabinet médical: où en sommes- nous en Suisse [Promotion of physical activity in the primary care setting: what is the situation in Switzerland?]
Revue Médicale Suisse
If many harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle on health are well known, we still need to better understand how effectively promoting regular physical activity in the general population. Among the currently explored strategies, screening for sedentary lifestyle and promoting physical activity in the primary care setting seem promising. Despite recommendations from governmental agencies and professional associations in favor of physical activity counseling, this approach has not been widely adopted so far. This article summarizes the steps taken in Switzerland with an aim of developing physical activity counseling in the primary care setting. It describes how the early implication of primary care physicians influenced in a concrete way the development of a project dedicated to that task.
Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Algorithms, Counseling, Health Promotion/methods, Humans, Middle Aged, Patient Education as Topic, Physical Fitness, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Primary Health Care, Questionnaires, Switzerland
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