Physical Activity Effects on Health Care Utilization
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005415|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted : February 18, 2016
|Condition or disease|
|Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases|
In recent years, the benefits of a physically active lifestyle have been well established with respect to chronic health problems such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, obesity and osteoporosis. However, the extent to which physical activity influences health care utilization is less clear. If physical activity levels are inversely associated with utilization patterns, then policies encouraging exercise may produce short-term reduction in health care costs.
A multivariate regression analysis was conducted for a representative sample of more than 600 adults who participated in a longitudinal field trial of health risk appraisal instruments. Using the Harvard Alumni Activity Survey as the physical activity measure, the analysis controlled for a variety of predisposing, enabling, and need characteristics that also influenced utilization behavior.
The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Study Start Date :||September 1992|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 1993|