Medical Student Physical Activity Education – Staying Active to Actively Help Others

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Date
2019-10-22
Authors
Tomasone, Jennifer
Fenuta, Alyssa
Brennan, Andrea
Lau, Rebecca
Shirazipour, Celina
Hefnawi, Badr
Johnson, Ashley
McPhee, Iain
McEachern, Brittany
Keyword
Medical school curriculum , Physical activity education , Exercise is medicine , Guidelines
Abstract
Exercise is Medicine Canada (EIMC) at Queen’s University provided physical activity (PA) education to first year Ontario medical student conference attendees. 24 participants (23±2years) completed questionnaires one week prior (online/in-person) and one week after (online) the conference. The theory and evidence based content resulted in statistically significant increases in EIMC (χ²[1,N=24]=26.32,p<0.001) and Canadian PA guideline (χ²[1,N=24]=4.00,p=0.046) awareness. The presented material can be adopted in other settings to increase short-term awareness of EIMC and PA guidelines.