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Promotion of healthy behaviour among adults at increased risk of coronary heart disease in general practice: methodology and baseline data from the Change of Heart study

Promotion of healthy behaviour among adults at increased risk of coronary heart disease in general practice: methodology and baseline data from the Change of Heart study
Promotion of healthy behaviour among adults at increased risk of coronary heart disease in general practice: methodology and baseline data from the Change of Heart study
Previous attempts to influence individuals' behaviour in order to lessen cardiovascular risk have met with limited success. We report on the way in which the Stages of Change model was used by trained practice nurses in a randomised controlled trial. Patients with one or more modifiable risk factors (regular smoking, high cholesterol, or the combination of high body mass index and low physical activity) were recruited during routine care at 20 group general practices in inner city to rural areas over 18 months. Baseline measurements on 883 people show that the control and intervention groups were reasonably matched, with one, two and three risk factors found among approximately 43, 48 and 9 per cent, respectively. Some differences between groups in readiness to modify behaviour as assessed by stage of change were observed. This trial will evaluate systematically the impact of brief behavioural counselling in general practice.
health promotion, behaviour change, cardiovascular risk, stages of change model, randomised controlled trial
0017-8969
3-16
Hilton, Sean
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Doherty, Sheelagh
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Kendrick, Tony
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Rink, Elizabeth
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Steptoe, Andrew
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Hilton, Sean
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Hilton, Sean, Doherty, Sheelagh, Kendrick, Tony, Kerry, Sally, Rink, Elizabeth and Steptoe, Andrew (1999) Promotion of healthy behaviour among adults at increased risk of coronary heart disease in general practice: methodology and baseline data from the Change of Heart study. Health Education Journal, 58 (1), 3-16. (doi:10.1177/001789699905800102).

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Abstract

Previous attempts to influence individuals' behaviour in order to lessen cardiovascular risk have met with limited success. We report on the way in which the Stages of Change model was used by trained practice nurses in a randomised controlled trial. Patients with one or more modifiable risk factors (regular smoking, high cholesterol, or the combination of high body mass index and low physical activity) were recruited during routine care at 20 group general practices in inner city to rural areas over 18 months. Baseline measurements on 883 people show that the control and intervention groups were reasonably matched, with one, two and three risk factors found among approximately 43, 48 and 9 per cent, respectively. Some differences between groups in readiness to modify behaviour as assessed by stage of change were observed. This trial will evaluate systematically the impact of brief behavioural counselling in general practice.

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Published date: March 1999
Keywords: health promotion, behaviour change, cardiovascular risk, stages of change model, randomised controlled trial
Organisations: Primary Care & Population Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 353970
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/353970
ISSN: 0017-8969
PURE UUID: 20f37e43-5665-488e-b378-be041e1bcae4
ORCID for Tony Kendrick: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1618-9381

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Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 07:21

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