Lifestyle Interventions For Behaviour Change

Posted on July 30, 2013

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A report on  lifestyle interventions in developing countries was released by the World Health organization( WHO).

The study was conducted in the Islamic Republic of Iran, using three communities.
It shows that programs promoting a healthy lifestyle are effective in changing behaviour in developing countries.

The study: Two intervention counties and one control county were studied. The control county was monitored for evaluation purposes, but did not receive any intervention. In each community a random sample of adults was selected yearly by multistage cluster sampling.

The researchers assessed dietary intake, physical activity and smoking behaviours.

  1. At the start in each county
  2. Yearly for 4 years in the intervention counties
  3. Yearly for three years in control county

The result: Lifestyle interventions significantly improved diet and levels of physical activity of entire communities.

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