Effects of organised follow-up of behaviour that may increase risk of disease in adults

In Norway, 'frisklivssentraler' - 'healthy living centres' have been introduced to support change of behaviours that have significance for health. This systematic review is meant to answer questions about effects of organised follow-up on change of health behaviours (physical act...

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Main Authors: Denison, Eva, Vist, Gunn E. (Author), Underdal, Vigdis (Author), Berg, Rigmor C. (Author)
Corporate Author: Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter for helsetjenesten
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oslo, Norway Knowledge Centre for the Health Services at The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) 2012, 2012
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In Norway, 'frisklivssentraler' - 'healthy living centres' have been introduced to support change of behaviours that have significance for health. This systematic review is meant to answer questions about effects of organised follow-up on change of health behaviours (physical activity, diet, use of tobacco and alcohol). We searched for and included studies of interventions corresponding to those given in Norwegian 'frisklivssentraler' - 'healthy living centres' during one period of organised follow-up (3 months). We included 23 randomised controlled studies from literature searches finished in June 2012. Based on our summary of the findings and assessment of the quality of the documentation, we draw the following conclusions: Physical activity. Referral to a local center and follow-up, and training on one's own with follow up probably increase physical activity in the intervention period and in the short term (3 months after the intervention period). Diet and physical activity1. We lack documentation of sufficient quality about interventions to conclude about change of diet and physical activity. Tobacco1. Self-help materials and follow-up may increase abstinence from smoking during the intervention period. Referral to a nurse may increase the number of persons who abstain from smoking 6 months after starting the intervention. Alcohol. We did not find studies of interventions to reduce alcohol use that met our inclusion criteria
Item Description:Excerpt from the full technical report, which is written in Norwegian: Effekter av organisert oppfølging på atferd som øker risiko for sykdom hos voksne. - Excerpt from Systematic review no. 12-2012
Physical Description:1 PDF file (11 pages)
ISBN:9788281214972