General Practitioners' Views and Experiences of Counselling for Physical Activity Through the New Zealand Green Prescription Program
Patel, A; Schofield, GM; Kolt, GS; Keogh, JW
MetadataShow full metadata
Regular physical activity is beneficial in both the prevention and management of chronic health conditions. A large proportion of adult New Zealanders, however, are insufficiently active. To help increase population levels of physical activity in New Zealand the Green Prescription, a primary care physical activity scripting program, was developed. The primary aim of this study was to identify why general practitioners (GPs) counsel for physical activity and administer Green Prescriptions. A secondary aim was to examine GPs' views and experiences of Green Prescription counselling for the management of depression.