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Table 4 Attitudes towards promoting physical activity

From: A World Allergy Organization international survey on physical activity as a treatment option for asthma and allergies

Statement regarding condition Strongly agree, Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Promoting physical activity is important in health care 238 (85) 39 (13.9)    
Advice to increase physical activity is more effective when linked to an individual’s presenting problem 137 (48.9) 119 (42.5) 14 (5.0) 5 (1.8)  
I can be effective in promoting health 137 (48.9) 126 (45) 13 (4.6)   
I can be effective in persuading some patients to increase physical activity 116 (41.4) 136 (48.6) 23 (8.2)   
I have sufficient knowledge to advise patients about physical activity 82 (29.3) 128 (45.7) 51 (18.2) 10 (3.6) 2 (0.7)
Any amount of physical activity is beneficial to health 115 (41.1.) 112 (40) 21 (7.5) 23 (8.2) 3 (1.1)
Only vigorous/strenuous activity is beneficial to health 10 (3.6) 20 (7.1) 51 (18.2) 151 (53.9) 43 (15.4)
I try to encourage as many patients as possible to increase their physical activity 116 (41.4) 127 (45.4) 24 (8.6) 8 (2.9) 1 (0.4)
I only discuss physical activity if the patient mentions it 13 (4.6) 38 (13.6) 36 (12.9) 132 (47.1) 54 (19.3)