Physical Activity Evidence-based Interventions

Example Evidence-based Interventions at a Glance
INTERVENTION POPULATION SETTING STRATEGY

 

Age Race/Ethnicity   Campaigns and Promotions
10,000 Steps Rockhampton All All Community  
Can Inexpensive Signs Encourage the Use of Stairs? Adults All Community  
Comparison of health promotion and deterrent prompts in increasing use of stairs over escalators? Adults All Community  
Get Up and Do Something Campaign Teens All Community  
Health promotion by encouraged use of stairs All All Community  
Heart Week 1990: “Exercise: Make It Part Of Your Day” All All Community  
Move & Improve – A worksite wellness initiative Adults All Worksite, Community  
Point-of-Decision Prompt to Deter Sedentary Behavior College Students & Faculty All College/University  
Point of Decision Prompts – Increasing stair use All All School  
Stair Use Campaign All All Community  
The Verb Campaign Children & Teens All School, Community  
Wheeling Walks Adults & Seniors All Worksite, Community, Home, Faith-based  
Yuma on the Move All All Worksite, Community  
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INTERVENTION POPULATION SETTING STRATEGY
  Age Race/Ethnicity   Group Education
An Exercise & Health Education Program for Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis Seniors All Community, Healthcare Facility  
A Fitness Program for Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain All All Healthcare Facility  
A Physical Fitness Program for Fifth Grade Students Children All School  
Be a Fit Kid Children White School  
CATCH Kids Club Infant/Toddler, Children All School  
Daily Physical Activity in Primary School Students Children All School  
Georgia FitKid Program Children All School  
Hip Hop to Health Jr. Infant/Toddler African-American, Hispanic School  
Move and Learn Infant/Toddler All School  
Physical Ability Intervention Program Teens Other School  
Physical Conditioning Exercise in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Seniors All Community, Healthcare Facility  
Switch-Play Children All School  
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INTERVENTION POPULATION SETTING STRATEGY
  Age Race/Ethnicity   Individual Education
An Individualized, Motivationally-tailored Physical Activity Intervention Adults White Community  
Counseling for Overweight Sedentary Adults Adults All Healthcare Facility  
Family physical activity planning intervention Children, Adults All Home  
Newcastle Exercise Project Adults & Seniors All Healthcare Facility  
Senior Healthtrac Seniors All Home  
Telephone-linked Communication for Activity Counseling and Tracking (TLC-ACT) Seniors All Home  
Using Minimal Contact Communication Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Adults All Worksite  
Walking for Wellbeing in the West: A Pedometer Program Adults, Seniors All Community  
Wellness – Paths to Health Adults All Worksite  
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INTERVENTION POPULATION SETTING STRATEGY

 

Age Race/Ethnicity   Environments and Policies
An activity-friendly preschool playground intervention Infant/Toddler All School  
Developing walking trails in rural Missouri All All Community  
Implementation of Bicycle Lanes All All Community  
Providing gaming equipment to increase physical activity during recess Children All School  
Redesigning a Neighborhood to Encourage Physical Activity All All Community  
Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Children All Community  
SHAPES Assessment Teens All School  
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INTERVENTION POPULATION SETTING STRATEGY

 

Age Race/Ethnicity   Multiple Strategies
A University-wide, Incentive-based Exercise Program Young Adult, Adult, Seniors All Worksite Campaigns & Promotions, Group Education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Active Australia Adults & Seniors (50+) All Community Campaigns & Promotions, Worksite-based,
Supportive Relationships
ACTIVE for LIFE Teens – Seniors All Community Campaigns & Promotions,
Worksite-based
Agita Sao Paulo Program Children – Seniors Other School, Community, Healthcare Facility Campaigns & Promotions, Provider Education
Body Basics All All Community Campaigns & Promotions, Supportive Relationships
HEBS Walking Program All All Community Campaigns & Promotions, Individual Education
The Bootheel Heart Health Study Young Adults - Seniors Black Community Campaigns & Promotions, Group Education, Supportive Relationships, Environments & Policies
The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH) Children
(5-13 yrs,)
All Community, Home Campaigns & Promotions, Group Education, Supportive Relationships,
Creating an “activity friendly” school environment plus computer tailored feedback and parent support Teens All School Individual Education, Environment & Policy
Educational and Behavioral Strategies for Physical Activity Adults, Seniors All Home, Healthcare Facility Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Establishing Walking Groups in Older Women Seniors All Community Campaigns & Promotions, Supportive Relationships
Exercise Adherence in Middle-aged Men and Women Adults All Community Group Education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
The Green Prescription Adults, Seniors All Healthcare Facility Provider Education, Supportive Relationships
Health-e-AME Faith-based Physical Activity Initiative Adults African-American Faith Group Education, Supportive Relationships
Health Works for Women Adults All Worksite Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Health Promotion for Educators Adults White, Black, Hispanic Worksite Group Education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Healthy Body, Healthy Spirit Adults Black Faith Campaigns & Promotions, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Heart and Soul Physical Activity Program Adults, Seniors All Faith Group Education, Supportive Relationships
Home-based Activity Program for Obese Children Children, Teens, Adults All Home Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Imagine Action Young Adults – Seniors All Community Campaigns & Promotions, Individual Education
Improving Physical Activity in Older Adults Seniors All Home Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
LEAP: Lifestyle Education for Activity Program Teens African American, All School, Community Group Education, Environment & Policy
LIFECHECK All All Worksite Campaigns & Promotions, Group Education, Supportive Relationships, Environments & Policies
Lifestyle and Structured Interventions to Increase Physical Activity and Cardio-respiratory Fitness Adults All Community Group Education, Individual Education, Environments & Policies
Lifestyle Changes in Atherosclerotic Patients Adults, Seniors All Community, Healthcare Facility Group Education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Live for Life All All Worksite Campaigns & Promotions, Group Education, Individual Education, Environments & Policies
The Los Angeles Lift Off Adults Black, Hispanic Worksite Group Education, Environments & Policies
Minnesota Heart Health Program Children-Seniors All All All Strategies
Mothers and Daughters Exercising Together Teens, Adults All All Group Education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Motivational Interventions to Increase Exercise Adherence Adults All Community Group Education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Patient-centered Assessment and Counseling for Exercise and Nutrition (PACE)-type Intervention Adults All Worksite Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Pawtucket Heart Health Study Young Adults – Seniors All School, Worksite, Community, Faith All Strategies
Physical Activity Challenge Adults All Worksite Group Education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Program for Increasing Health and Physical Fitness of Fire Fighters Adults, Seniors All Worksite Group Education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships, Environments & Policies
Push Plan Young Adults – Seniors All Community, Healthcare Facility Campaigns & Promotions, Group Education
Reinforcing Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity Children All Home Group Education
Relapse Preparation Training and Social Support Young Adults All Community Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
The San Diego Medicare Preventive Health Project Seniors All Community Group Education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids (SPARK) Children All School, Home Group Education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
The Strong-for-Life Program Seniors All Home Campaigns & Promotions, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Telephone Counseling for Older Adults Seniors All Home Group Education, Supportive Relationships
US Walk to School Children All School, Community Campaigns & Promotion, Environment & Policy
Virginia FitWIC Young adults, Adults Hispanic, All Community Group Education, Individual Education
A Walking Program for Sedentary Adults Young Adults and Adults All Community Group Education, Individual Education
WorkWell Initiative of Steps to a Healthier Washington Adults All Worksite Campaigns & Promotions, Environment & Policy


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