About the Authors
- Riitta Luoto, Minna Aittasalo, Päivi Kolu, Jani Raitanen, Katriina Ojala, Kirsi Mansikkamäki, Tommi Vasankari, Tanja Komulainen
- UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
- Riitta Luoto, Tommi Vasankari
- National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
- Tarja I. Kinnunen, Jani Raitanen, Satu Lamberg
- School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland
- Sirkku Tulokas
- Tampere University Central Hospital, Tampere, Finland
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: RL TIK MA KO. Performed the experiments: KM KO TV. Analyzed the data: JR RL PK TK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TV JR PK. Wrote the paper: RL PK TIK MA TV ST. ICMJE criteria for authorship: RL TIK MA KO PK JR SL TV KM TK ST. Results and conclusions: RL TIK MA KO PK JR SL TV KM TK ST. Enrolled patients: TIK MA RL. First draft: PK RL. Planning the counseling and preparing related material, training the nurses for counseling: TIK MA. Design of the thematic meetings on physical activity and material: MA. Group exercise design: KO.