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ERIC Number: EJ784878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Effects of a Controlled Family-Based Health Education/Counseling Intervention
Salminen, Marika; Vahlberg, Tero; Ojanlatva, Ansa; Kivela, Sirkka-Liisa
American Journal of Health Behavior, v29 n5 p395-406 Sep-Oct 2005
Objective: To describe the effects of a controlled family-based health education/counseling intervention on health behaviors of children with a familial history of cardiovascular diseases (FH-CVDs). Methods: The intervention group (IG, n=432) received 5 counseling sessions. The control groups 1 (CG1, n=200) and 2 (CG2, n=423) received no counseling. Outcome measures comprised changes in diet, exercise, and cigarette smoking. Results: The changes in the use of fats and salt, and in exercise, were more favorable in IG than in CG1 and/or CG2. Conclusion: Health education/counseling produced positive effects on diet and nutrition in particular and in part in exercise.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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