Passive interventions in primary healthcare waiting rooms are effective in promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours: an integrative review

Cass, Sarah J., Ball, Lauren E. and Leveritt, Michael D. (2016) Passive interventions in primary healthcare waiting rooms are effective in promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours: an integrative review. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22 3: 198-210. doi:10.1071/PY15043


Author Cass, Sarah J.
Ball, Lauren E.
Leveritt, Michael D.
Title Passive interventions in primary healthcare waiting rooms are effective in promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours: an integrative review
Journal name Australian Journal of Primary Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1836-7399
1448-7527
Publication date 2016-04-27
Year available 2016
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1071/PY15043
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 22
Issue 3
Start page 198
End page 210
Total pages 13
Place of publication Clayton, VIC, Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Primary healthcare waiting rooms have the potential to provide health-promoting environments to support healthy lifestyle behaviours such as smoking cessation, weight management and safe contraception. Passive interventions are cost-effective and continually available within an environment or setting, allowing individuals to interact, engage and learn about topics. The aim of this study was to undertake an integrative review to investigate the effectiveness of passive health-related waiting room interventions in improving healthy lifestyle behaviours, as well as precursors to behaviour change. The integrative review encompassed five phases: problem identification, literature search, data evaluation, data analysis and presentation of results. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods studies were included. Of the 9205 studies originally identified, 33 publications were included and grouped under four areas: knowledge about a health condition or behaviour, attitudes and intentions towards a health condition or behaviour, healthcare use and interactions, and health-related behaviours. Overall, the passive interventions had a general positive influence on knowledge, intentions, healthcare use and behaviours. Variable outcomes were reported regarding attitude towards a health topic. Few studies were assessed as both high quality and the highest suitability to assess effectiveness of interventions. Consideration of the clinical significance of improvements is warranted before implementation of future interventions. Overall, passive waiting room interventions appear to be effective in promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours.
Keyword Chronic disease
Health behaviour
Health promotion
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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