Evid Based Nurs 11:75 doi:10.1136/ebn.11.3.75
  • Treatment

Review: use of pedometers increases physical activity in adults

D M Bravata

Dr D M Bravata, Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford, CA, USA;


In adult outpatients, does the use of pedometers increase physical activity?


Studies selected assessed pedometer use among >5 adult outpatients. Studies were excluded if participants were admitted to hospital or confined to a research centre, pedometers were sealed so that participants in the intervention group could not see the number of steps, or pedometers were used to measure the effects of a drug on a person’s ability to be physically active. Outcome was change in number of steps walked daily.


Medline (to Feb 2007); EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Sport Discus, …

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