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Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences

University of Limerick.

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Physical Activity and Health:
The role of community-based physical activity interventions in the treatment of chronic disease

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Ireland’s National Exercise Referral Framework (NERF, 2016; http://www.lenus.ie/hse/handle/10147/619111) outlines a vision that those living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) or mental illness will enjoy more active and healthy lives. It emphasizes the importance of embedding physical activity promotion within the healthcare setting, in order to thoroughly address the prevention and control on NCDs. This emphasis is underpinned by evidence supporting the use of health enhancing physical activity for primary and secondary prevention of NCDs. Increased levels of physical activity play an important role in attaining a 20-40% relative reduction in risk of all-cause mortality and premature mortality from cardiovascular diseases, colon cancer, breast cancer, depression and dementia. It also plays an essential role in halting the rise in diabetes and obesity.

The purpose of this symposium is to introduce the concept of the National Exercise Referral Framework and to give an example of a novel community-based chronic illness rehabilitation programme ‘MedEx, DCU’. It will outline how this intervention programme, hosted within a University, provides outreach to the local community, facilitates academic training (both undergraduate and postgraduate) and is in essence a ‘living lab’ bringing research, practice and policy together. The potential role for connected-health for meeting this health promotion agenda will also be presented, and the funding streams for each programme, including H2020, Health Services Executive, Irish Cancer Society and Private Industry discussed.

Each presentation will be 8 minutes with 2 minutes for questions. An open forum at the end of the session will seek to discuss the potential of running a similar programme in UL and a light lunch will be provided.

Speakers:

  • Introduction, NERF overview and Outline of the symposium C. Woods (Chair)

  • An update on MedEx Wellness, a novel community-based chronic illness rehabilitation programme. Dr. Brona Furlong

  • Initiation, attendance and retention at a Community based Chronic Illness Rehabilitation Programme: MedEx Wellness. Ms. Emer O’Leary

  • 'Moving On' from Cancer: Designing and developing a 12-week exercise intervention for cancer survivors. Ms. Mairead Cooney

  • ‘PATHway’: a technology enabled behaviour change intervention for the self-management of cardiovascular disease (H2020 project). Dr. Deirdre Walsh

  • Technology for a Healthy Heart at Home: The MedFit App. Ms. Orlaith Duff

Questions and Answers: Open Forum.

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