Improving Overall Health Status Through the CHIP Intervention
Authors: Merrill, Ray M.; Aldana, Steven G.
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 33, Number 2, March 2009 , pp. 135-146(12)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of a coronary heart disease prevention program at improving selected health indicators.Methods: A randomized controlled health intervention study was used, with 348 participants from metropolitan Rockford, Illinois, followed for 6 months; ages ranged from 24 to 81 years. Health indicators were based on the SF-36v2.Results: Those in the intervention group showed significantly greater increases in scale scores for physical functioning, role-physical, bodily pain, general health perceptions, vitality, social functioning, roleemotional, and mental health.Conclusion: The prevention program improved functional health and well-being scores as well as psychometrically based physical and mental health summary measures.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2009-03-01
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