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ERIC Number: EJ793846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Success and Challenges of a Community Healthy Lifestyles Intervention in Merseyside (UK) to Target Families at Risk from Coronary Heart Disease
Peerbhoy, D.; Majumdar, A. J.; Wightman, N. A.; Brand, V. L.
Health Education Journal, v67 n2 p134-147 2008
Objective: To document the lifestyle health impacts (activity, diet and physiological), along with the operational success and challenges, of a programme for families presenting one or more coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factor. Design: Data are based on a wider evaluation of a government-funded community initiative conducted in a deprived area of Liverpool (UK) between September 2004 and January 2006. Setting: Data are based on readings and responses taken by programme staff, and Liverpool John Moores University evaluation exercises held within May Logan Healthy Living Centre. Method: Lifestyle behaviour changes, monitored at weeks 1, 7 and 14 and at 6 months, for 34 families were analysed. Further exploration of programme success and challenges was through focus groups with families and interviews with staff. Results: Sustained changes in activity and diet support the viability of a short and supportive programme in reducing CHD risks. Physiological change was less positive, suggesting limited improvement in this domain. Personal, environmental and cultural factors presented as a challenge to programme success. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Liverpool)