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Welcome to the PACE-UP Trial
About us PACE-UP was a Randomised Controlled Trial of a Pedometer Intervention to Increase Walking in Adults. It was organised and coordinated by St George's, University of London and was undertaken in selected general practices in South West London. Purpose of the study? Most adults are less physically active than they need to be to stay healthy. We wanted to find out if people aged 45-75 years can become more active if they were given a pedometer (a monitor that counts steps) with a physical activity diary and guidance on a 12-week programme to increase their walking. The programme was tailored to their individual baseline physical activity level. We were also interested in testing whether offering individual support from a practice nurse would increase any benefits. When did the study start and finish? Study recruitment started in October 2012 and our last participant joined the study in November 2013. Our 3 year follow-up finished in October 2016. Which practices were involved? We are grateful to the staff and patients at the following general practices for their participation in the study (number of patients recruited in brackets):
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