A whole range of approaches to physical activity promotion in primary care has already been developed in Switzerland, with documentation of effectiveness for several of them. However, none of these approaches has been widely adopted
by the medical community. Therefore PAPRICA (Physical Activity Promotion in Primary Care) has been developed in a multi-year and multi-partner process. PAPRICA is based on international evidence as well as on established approaches and tools, but it is streamlined to the specific demands of primary care practices and has been successfully tested in both the French speaking and the German speaking part of Switzerland. Currently, there are two new developments: PAPRICA has been adapted to PAPRICA Cardio for physical activity counseling of cardiac patients to be delivered either by primary care physicians or cardiologists. Furthermore, a national programme structure is being established, its office is based at the Swiss College of Primary Care Medicine.
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