Interventions that promote physical activity have significant benefits in terms of increasing physical activity, decreasing sedentary time, and improving QOL in patients with asthma, according to a review published in the Journal of Health Psychology. Leanne Tyson, PhD, and colleagues conducted a systematic review to examine the effectiveness of interventions that promote physical activity among people with asthma and identify the behavior change techniques (BCTs) and other intervention components that were used. The researchers found that interventions that promote physical activity had sig-nificant benefits in terms of increasing physical activity, decreasing sedentary time, improving QOL, and reducing asthma symptoms. There was no evidence of a positive effect on asthma control or medication usage. Most interventions were delivered by a combination of providers, delivered face-to-face and within groups, or used a combination of group and individual sessions. Regardless of their effectiveness, similar BCTs were employed across interventions.
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