Obstacles to Regular Physical Activity: A Comparison of Physician Assumptions and Patient Reports



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Project Title: Obstacles to Regular Physical Activity: A Comparison of Physician Assumptions and Patient Reports Authors: Brandon Sterry, MD

Program: St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency

Abstract: This research project sought to identify what patients in our particular suburban family medicine residency clinic population perceived to be their main obstacles to physical activity, and then to find trends in the data that might further define the issues in greatest need of attention. It also sought to compare patients’ actual responses to the “main obstacle to exercise” question with what physicians in our clinic network expected patients to answer.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to… • Better understand patients' perceived barriers to physical activity • Improve motivational interviewing skills for encouraging physical activity

Category: Preventative care

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