State of the art reviews: methods of evaluation: issues and implications for physical activity referral schemes

Gidlow, C., Johnston, L. H., Crone, D. and James, D. V.B. (2008) State of the art reviews: methods of evaluation: issues and implications for physical activity referral schemes. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 2(1), pp. 46-50. (doi: 10.1177/1559827607308733.)

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Abstract

In the pursuit of evidence-based practice, the common focus on controlled research within physical activity and health promotion has created a restricted view of the acceptable type of evidence on which practice should be based. To improve our understanding of physical activity (and other behavioral) interventions, a more holistic approach to evaluation is required. In the context of physical activity referral schemes, this article considers the implications of adhering to this narrow definition of “acceptable” evidence and the importance of recognizing alternative evaluative approaches.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Dr Lynne
Authors: Gidlow, C., Johnston, L. H., Crone, D., and James, D. V.B.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
Journal Name:American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:1559-8276
ISSN (Online):1559-8284
Published Online:01 February 2008

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