Getting the most out of your consultation

The following factors are found to be likely instigators in encouraging and supporting maintenance of activity therefore are useful to regard in relation to any consultations you may have:

  • Incorporating Social support
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Encouraging Self-efficacy
  • Providing choices of activity
  • Positive reinforcement

A better understanding of the factors associated with physical activity participation may help target groups who are particularly in need of some support.

Information on the Moving Medicine website is incredibly useful to mention at the end of your consultations. It provides information on having 1 minute, 5 minute and more minute conversations with patients and the extensive impact these conversations have. Even a one minute conversation with patients can have significant benefits upon your patients health.