Evaluation of a very brief pedometer-based physical activity intervention delivered in NHS Health Checks in England: The VBI randomised controlled trial

W Hardeman, J Mitchell, Sally Pears, Miranda Van Emmenis, F Theil, VS Gc, JC Vasconcelos, Kate Westgate, Soren Brage, M Suhrcke, SJ Griffin, AL Kinmonth, ECF Wilson, AT Prevost & Stephen Sutton
Background: The majority of people do not achieve recommended levels of physical activity. There is a need for effective, scalable interventions to promote activity. Self-monitoring by pedometer is a potentially suitable strategy. We assessed the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a very brief (5 minutes) pedometer-based intervention (‘Step It Up’) delivered as part of National Health Service (NHS) Health Checks in primary care. Methods and findings: The VBI Trial was a two parallel-group, randomised controlled trial...
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