PACE-UP Next Steps: a short report

PACE-UP is a 12-week pedometer-based walking intervention which effectively increased objectively measured physical activity (PA) in inactive primary care patients, at 12-months and 3-years. 10% recruitment suggested further implementation research was required. An increase in online resources and wearable physical activity (PA) devices encouraged integration of PACE-UP with digital resources. This short report details:
• How we developed and tested a website and mobile-app to allow individuals to follow the PACE-UP walking intervention digitally.
• How we tested participant uptake from different primary care recruitment pathways (including through NHS Health Checks and routine consultations).
This short report focuses on the process of feasibility testing for implementation, it presents our findings as well as the challenges faced.