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Table 3 Study intervention details

From: Evaluation of the uptake, retention and effectiveness of exercise referral schemes for the management of mental health conditions in primary care: a systematic review

Study Length Type of ERS Frequency of sessions Duration of sessions
Harrison 2005 [27] 12 weeks Leisure centre-based:
- Consultations with exercise officer
- Access to leisure facilities and supervised exercise sessions
- Access to leisure facilities and exercise sessions throughout (encouraged to attend ≥2 sessions/week
- Two consultations (weeks 0, 12)
N/I
Crone 2008 [28] 8-12 weeks Leisure centre-based:
- Gym sessions (majority)
- Swimming
- Circuits
- Exercise-to-music classes
Twice a week N/I
Chalder
2012 [29]
32 weeks Regular face-to-face consultations and telephone calls with physical activity facilitator Participants organise timing of:
- Three face to face consultations
- Ten telephone contacts
30-60 min
Murphy 2012 [30] 16 weeks Leisure centre-based:
- Face to face consultations & telephone contact with exercise professional
- Access to one to one exercise instruction & group classes
- Access to exercise instruction and classes throughout
- Two consultations (weeks 0, 16)
- One telephone contact (week 4)
N/I
Moore
2013 [31]
16 weeks Leisure centre-based:
- Face to face consultations & telephone contact with exercise professional
- Access to one to one exercise instruction & group classes
- Access to exercise instruction and classes throughout
- Two consultations (weeks 0, 16)
- One telephone contact (week 4)
N/I
Forsyth
2015 [32]
12 weeks Regular face-to-face consultations and telephone calls with dietician/exercise physiologists Once every two weeks 30-60 mina
Tobi
2017 [33]
20-26 weeks Leisure centre-based:
- Motivational/educational classes
- Access to group exercise
- Healthy walks
- Gym sessions
- Swimming/water workouts
N/I N/I
Avery
2020 [34]
Lifelong referral Therapeutic yoga classes in person and via video link with yoga instructor Up to 8 classes a week 60 min
Morgan
2020 [35]
16 weeks Leisure centre-based:
- Face to face consultations & telephone contact with exercise professional
- Access to one to one exercise instruction & group classes
- Access to exercise instruction and classes throughout
- Two consultations (weeks 0, 16)
- One telephone contact (week 4)
N/I
  1. a = information obtained from author, N/I No information provided, ERS exercise referral scheme