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Creating open access to exercise for low-income patients through a community collaboration for quality improvement: if you build it, they will come.
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PMID:  18360175     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Community health centers face the need for safe, accessible, and affordable exercise for low-income patients to implement self-management strategies. This study reports on one federally qualified health center's experience developing a partnership with a local YWCA to offer open access to patients for physical activity. Over a 24-month period, 1060 adult patients made at least 1 visit to the YWCA, logging a total of 14,276 visits. Among the exercisers, 112 had diabetes and made 3225 visits. Frequent users (> or =24 visits), had an HbAlc reduction of 1% (P = .02). Community health centers can collaborate with local exercise facilities to ensure that patients have opportunities to pursue healthier lifestyles.
Lucy M Candib; Matthew Silva; Suzanne B Cashman; Deborah Ellstrom; Kristin Mallett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of ambulatory care management     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0148-9917     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ambul Care Manage     Publication Date:    2008 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-24     Completed Date:  2008-06-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802876     Medline TA:  J Ambul Care Manage     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  142-50     Citation Subset:  H    
Family Health Center of Worcester, Worcester, MA 01610, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Community Health Centers
Consumer Participation
Cooperative Behavior*
Diabetes Mellitus
Middle Aged
Quality Assurance, Health Care*

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