2021-06-16Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.25646/7148
Physical activity counselling by physicians – Results from the KomPaS study
Physical activity counselling aimed at promoting physical and sporting activity is easily accessible and has the potential to reach many people. Until now, very little has been known about the factors influencing physical activity counselling and their frequency. However, the study ‘KomPaS: survey on communication and patient-safety’, provides current data about this topic. The analyses published here are based on data from 4,561 people aged 18 or older who were interviewed by telephone between May and September 2017 and who stated that they had visited a physician’s practice or outpatient clinic in the last twelve months. 28.6% of participants reported having received a physician’s counselling about sporting activity during the past twelve months. Sex, age and socioeconomic status have an impact on how frequently participants reported a physical activity counselling by a physician as well as changes to physical activity. As such, differences associated with sex, age and socioeconomic status should be taken into account during physical activity counselling so as to provide various population groups with targeted support.
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