Short-term results from the Logan Healthy Living Program: A telephone counselling intervention for physical activity & diet

Eakin, E., Reeves, M., Lawler, S., Graves, N., Oldenburg, B., Del Mar, C. and Wilke, K. (2007). Short-term results from the Logan Healthy Living Program: A telephone counselling intervention for physical activity & diet. In: Gregory Kolt, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport: Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport Program and Abstracts. "be active '07" 2007 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Adelaide, South Australia, (55-55). 13-16 October, 2007. doi:10.1016/S1440-2440(07)70147-0


Author Eakin, E.
Reeves, M.
Lawler, S.
Graves, N.
Oldenburg, B.
Del Mar, C.
Wilke, K.
Title of paper Short-term results from the Logan Healthy Living Program: A telephone counselling intervention for physical activity & diet
Conference name "be active '07" 2007 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport
Conference location Adelaide, South Australia
Conference dates 13-16 October, 2007
Proceedings title Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport: Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport Program and Abstracts   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Published abstract
DOI 10.1016/S1440-2440(07)70147-0
ISSN 1440-2440
Editor Gregory Kolt
Volume 10
Issue Suppl. 1
Start page 55
End page 55
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The Logan Healthy Living Program is one of the first large-scale Australian studies to evaluate a telephone counselling intervention for physical activity (PA) and diet. It targeted patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension from a disadvantaged area south of Brisbane. Using a cluster-randomised design, 10 practices were randomised to the telephone counselling intervention (TC) or usual care (UC). Electronic medical records were used to identify condition-eligible patients. TC participants received a workbook and 18 tapered calls over 12 months. Data are collected via telephone at baseline, 4-, 12-, and 18-months using validated measures for PA (Active Australia) and diet (ACCV Food Frequency Questionnaire). 434 patients consented to participate (TC n=228, UC n=206; 58±12 years; 61% female; 60% ≥ three chronic conditions; 84% overweight or obese; 66% ≤ high school education; 35% annual income < $26,000). Preliminary analysis of the recently completed 4-month dataset (n = 369) revealed significant intervention effects (TC vs UC) for change in sessions of PA (2.1±5.6 vs 0.6±5.7, p=0.01), % energy from total fat (-2.3±4.6 vs -0.5±4.5, p<0.001) and saturated fat (-1.6±3.0 vs -0.5±2.5, p<0.001). The odds of meeting PA guidelines (150 minutes/week over > 5 sessions) at 4-months were 1.66 (95%CI 1.04- 2.67, p=0.04) times higher for TC vs UC participants. Results suggest that telephone counselling can be effective in producing modest short-term changes in PA and diet in a challenging patient population. 12- and 18-month results will determine whether further improvements can be achieved and maintained following an extended intervention.
Subjects 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes This conference was held concurrently with the Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, the 5th National Sports Injury Prevention Conference and the 2007 Recreation and Sport Development Conference under the overall theme of 'Be Active '07'

 
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