Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(8), 3063-3070; doi:10.3390/ijerph7083063
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Promotion of Physical Activity Using Point-of-Decision Prompts in Berlin Underground Stations

Received: 26 June 2010; in revised form: 20 July 2010 / Accepted: 29 July 2010 / Published: 4 August 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Behavior and Public Health)
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Abstract: To evaluate point-of-decision prompts in the promotion of stair use in Germany, motivational posters were placed at three underground stations in Berlin. The proportion of passengers using stairs or stairways was counted before, during installation, and two weeks after removal of posters. In total, 5,467 passersby were counted. Stair use increased significantly in women, but not in men. The present pilot study thereby shows that the use of point-of-decision prompts is also feasible in Germany and it provides some evidence of effectiveness. Methodologically rigorous studies are warranted to confirm these findings.
Keywords: prevention; health promotion; physical activity; point-of-decision prompts
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Müller-Riemenschneider, F.; Nocon, M.; Reinhold, T.; Willich, S.N. Promotion of Physical Activity Using Point-of-Decision Prompts in Berlin Underground Stations. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 3063-3070.

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Müller-Riemenschneider F, Nocon M, Reinhold T, Willich SN. Promotion of Physical Activity Using Point-of-Decision Prompts in Berlin Underground Stations. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(8):3063-3070.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Müller-Riemenschneider, Falk; Nocon, Marc; Reinhold, Thomas; Willich, Stefan N. 2010. "Promotion of Physical Activity Using Point-of-Decision Prompts in Berlin Underground Stations." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 8: 3063-3070.

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