Table 4

Methods used to initiate local and general exercise by general practitioners (GPs) using both exercise types

Methods used to include local exercises
Methods used to include general exercises Does not demonstrate, give leaflet nor refer Refers and/or demonstrates Leaflet only Leaflet and demonstrates, and/or refer
Does not suggest, give leaflet nor refer 0%1%0%<1%
Refers and/or suggests only <1%33%6%7%
Leaflet only 0%4%11%7%
Leaflet, suggests and/or refers <1%6%6%17%
  • Management strategies used by¬†>5% GPs are emboldened. The responses in the box are those that are consistent with evidence-based recommendations (ie, providing advice and written information about both types of exercise and/or referring if needed). n=535