Research Article

Can general practitioners influence exercise habits? Controlled trial.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985; 290 doi: (Published 06 April 1985) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985;290:1044
  1. M J Campbell,
  2. D Browne,
  3. W E Waters


    A health promotion campaign in the community organised by the general practitioner was evaluated by the use of a questionnaire before and after the campaign, both in the village where the campaign was based and in a control village. There was a general increase in the amount of exercise that people in both villages took. The results showed that having received a questionnaire, and been subject to the campaign, more people took exercise regularly.