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Where next for the design, delivery and evaluation of community-based physical activity prescription? Emerging lessons from the United Kingdom

Journal Article
Oliver, E., Buckley, B., Dodd-Reynolds, C., Downey, J., Hanson, C., Henderson, H., …Watson, P. (2021)
Where next for the design, delivery and evaluation of community-based physical activity prescription? Emerging lessons from the United Kingdom. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 46(11), 1430-1434. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2021-0101
Despite widespread use, community-based physical activity prescription is controversial. Data limitations have resulted in a lack of clarity about what works, under what circu...

Understanding leisure centre-based physical activity after physical activity referral: evidence from scheme participants and completers in Northumberland UK

Journal Article
Bell, J., Neubeck, L., Jin, K., Kelly, P., & Hanson, C. (2021)
Understanding leisure centre-based physical activity after physical activity referral: evidence from scheme participants and completers in Northumberland UK. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(6), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18062957
Physical activity referral schemes (PARS) are a popular physical activity (PA) intervention in the UK. Little is known about the type, intensity and duration of PA undertaken ...

The Contribution of Leisure Center Usage to Physical Activity in the United Kingdom: Evidence From a Large Population-Based Cohort

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Hanson, C., Kelly, P., Neubeck, L., Bell, J., Gibb, H., & Jin, K. (2021)
The Contribution of Leisure Center Usage to Physical Activity in the United Kingdom: Evidence From a Large Population-Based Cohort. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 18(4), 382-390. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2020-0422
Background: Physical activity (PA) levels vary across specific population groups, contributing to health inequalities. Little is known about how local authority leisure centre...

Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK

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Hanson, C. L., Neubeck, L., Kyle, R. G., Brown, N., Gallagher, R., Clark, R. A., …Dawkes, S. (2021)
Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041700
Physical activity referral schemes (PARS) are implemented internationally to increase physical activity (PA) but evidence of effectiveness for population subgroups is equivoca...

A mixed method, embedded approach to exploring participation in an exercise referral scheme

Journal Article
Hanson L., C., & Dawkes, S. (2020)
A mixed method, embedded approach to exploring participation in an exercise referral scheme. Sage Research Methods Cases, https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529741001
The case aims to highlight the potential of using a mixed methods embedded design to understand the effects of an intervention and provide greater understanding of how partici...

A modified Delphi study to gain consensus for a taxonomy to report and classify physical activity referral schemes (PARS)

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Hanson, C. L., Oliver, E., Dodd-Reynolds, C., Pearsons, A., & Kelly, P. (2020)
A modified Delphi study to gain consensus for a taxonomy to report and classify physical activity referral schemes (PARS). International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 17(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-01050-2
Background: Physical Activity Referral Schemes (PARS), including exercise referral schemes, are a popular approach to health improvement, but understanding of effectiveness is...

Green Health Partnerships in Scotland; Pathways for Social Prescribing and Physical Activity Referral

Journal Article
McHale, S., Pearsons, A., Neubeck, L., & Hanson, C. L. (2020)
Green Health Partnerships in Scotland; Pathways for Social Prescribing and Physical Activity Referral. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(18), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186832
Increased exposure to green space has many health benefits. Scottish Green Health Partnerships (GHPs) have established green health referral pathways to enable community-based...

The Northumberland Exercise Referral Scheme as a universal community weight management programme: a mixed methods exploration of outcomes, expectations and experiences across a social gradient

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Dodd-Reynolds, C. J., Vallis, D., Kasim, A., Akhter, N., & Hanson, C. (2020)
The Northumberland Exercise Referral Scheme as a universal community weight management programme: a mixed methods exploration of outcomes, expectations and experiences across a social gradient. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(15), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155297
Exercise referral schemes (ERS) are internationally recognised, yet little attention has been paid to discrete referral groups, nor the influence of wider social determinants ...

Physical activity for children under 5 years during COVID-19: Play your way and keep moving while at home

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Tomaz, S., Fawkner, S., Niven, A., Hanson, S., Williamson, C., Kelly, P., & Hanson, C. (2020)
Physical activity for children under 5 years during COVID-19: Play your way and keep moving while at home. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/04/29/physical-activity-for-children-under-5-years-during-covid-19-play-your-way-and-keep-moving-while-at-home/
Tomaz, S., Fawkner, S., Niven, A., Hanson, S., Williamson, C., Kelly, P., & Hanson, C. (2020). Physical activity for children under 5 years during COVID-19: Play your way and ...

Physical activity for children and young people aged 5-18 years during COVID-19. Stay safe; be active.

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Fawkner, S., Niven, A., Hanson, S., Williamson, C., & Hanson, C. (2020)
Physical activity for children and young people aged 5-18 years during COVID-19. Stay safe; be active. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2020/04/13/physical-activity-for-children-and-young-people-aged-5-18-years-during-covid-19-stay-safe-be-active/
Fawkner, S., Niven, A., Hanson, S., Williamson, C., & Hanson, C. (2020). Physical activity for children and young people aged 5-18 years during COVID-19. Stay safe; be active....