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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(8), 3063-3070; doi:10.3390/ijerph7083063

Promotion of Physical Activity Using Point-of-Decision Prompts in Berlin Underground Stations

Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite Charite University Medical Centre Berlin, Luisenstrasse 57, 10098 Berlin, Germany
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Received: 26 June 2010 / Revised: 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 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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