Event Title

Physician Views on Physical Activity and its Impacts on their Patients’ Physical Fitness Level

Start Date

12-2-2010 12:00 AM

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Objective. This study was conducted to determine if physicians appreciate the importance of physical activity and if so encourage their patients to lead physically active lives. Background. Physical exercise in combination with routine medical exams is important 30 in maintaining a healthy living. Most Americans get regularly visits to their physicians but few however participate in physical exercises hence increasing their risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. The U.S Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that primary care physicians counsel their patients about the benefits of physical activity. Methods. For this study an anonymous survey was distributed to and completed by private practice physicians in selected area of Metro Atlanta and within the State of Georgia. Results. Pending. Conclusion. Our hypothesis is that physicians who appreciate the importance of physical activity are more likely to encourage their patients to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives as part of a healthy regimen. Grants. Not funded.

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Physician Views on Physical Activity and its Impacts on their Patients’ Physical Fitness Level

Objective. This study was conducted to determine if physicians appreciate the importance of physical activity and if so encourage their patients to lead physically active lives. Background. Physical exercise in combination with routine medical exams is important 30 in maintaining a healthy living. Most Americans get regularly visits to their physicians but few however participate in physical exercises hence increasing their risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. The U.S Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that primary care physicians counsel their patients about the benefits of physical activity. Methods. For this study an anonymous survey was distributed to and completed by private practice physicians in selected area of Metro Atlanta and within the State of Georgia. Results. Pending. Conclusion. Our hypothesis is that physicians who appreciate the importance of physical activity are more likely to encourage their patients to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives as part of a healthy regimen. Grants. Not funded.