Key findings announced from long-term conditions consultation

Posted: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:53

Key findings announced from long-term conditions consultation

The key findings have been released from Active Norfolk's survey of over 1,000 Norfolk residents with long-term health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, or poor mental health.

The results show a strong link between inactivity and the severity of long-term conditions, with inactive respondents reporting on average a 50% higher severity score for their condition.

It also highlights areas where there is an opportunity to open up conversations around physical activity, with half saying it's rarely or never mentioned as a way of managing their condition.

The online consultation ran initially from August to October 2019, with the aim of gaining insight into how people living with long-term conditions (LTCs) in Norfolk feel about physical activity, what their potential barriers to being active are, and where there might be opportunities to embed physical activity recommendations.

The results have been compiled into an interactive dashboard for organisations such as health and social care professionals to use when planning their services. You can find this along with the key findings at www.activenorfolk.org/long-term-conditions

We hope to gather more responses to make the data more robust - the survey is still live and can be completed at www.activenorfolk.org/LTC-consultation, with prize draws for respondents.

Tags: Long-term conditions