Physical fitness promotion programmes: effectiveness in modifying exercise behaviour.

Canadian journal of applied sport sciences. Journal canadien des sciences appliquees au sport

PubMedID: 6883613

Godin G, Shephard RJ. Physical fitness promotion programmes: effectiveness in modifying exercise behaviour. Can J Appl Sport Sci. 1983;8(2):104-13.
Over the past decade many physical fitness promotion programmes have been developed and implemented as a means of modifying the exercise behaviour of individuals. The expectation has been that such strategies would improve community health, with a subsequent reduction in the costs of health care. The present review critically analyses published studies in the light of a theoretical framework proposed by Green (1979). Strengths and weaknesses of the designs adopted by various researchers are identified and recommendations for future studies are presented.