Belgian general practitioners’ perception and use of physical activity on prescription

Last updated on 27-10-2023 by Sherihane Bensemmane

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Background Physical activity (PA) reduces 19.5% of the attributable burden of chronic diseases (CDs), i.e. healthy life years lost due to morbidity and mortality. In addition, 29.5% of Belgians self-declared having at least one chronic disease. Moreover, almost 30% of the population above 15 years old is at health risk due to physical inactivity. Evidence shows physical activity on prescription (PAP) has a positive impact on PA level and metabolic health. General Practitioners (GPs) can use PAP as a prevention intervention. In Belgium, overall 94,1% of citizens have a referring General P…

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