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Development of a training programme for home health care workers to promote preventive activities focused on a healthy lifestyle: an intervention mapping approach

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, July 2015
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Title
Development of a training programme for home health care workers to promote preventive activities focused on a healthy lifestyle: an intervention mapping approach
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12913-015-0936-7
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Authors

Maaike E. Walters, Arie Dijkstra, Andrea F. de Winter, Sijmen A. Reijneveld

Abstract

Lifestyle is an important aspect in maintaining good health in older adults, and home health care (HHC) workers can play an important role in promoting a healthy lifestyle. However, there is limited evidence in the literature regarding how to develop an effective training programme to improve the physical activity level and fruit and vegetable consumption of older adults within a HHC setting. The aim of this paper is to describe how Intervention Mapping (IM) was used to develop a training programme to promote preventive activities of HHC workers relating to the physical activity and fruit and vegetable intake of older adults living at home. IM, a systematic theory and evidence-based approach was used to develop, implement and evaluate the training programme. This entailed a literature search, a survey, semi-structured interviews and consultation with HHC workers and various field experts, and a pilot training session. The determinants associated with the provision of preventive activities were identified, and an overview was created of those objectives, matching methods and practical applications that could influence these determinants. The performance objectives for the HHC workers were early detection and monitoring, promoting a healthy lifestyle, informing colleagues, continuing allocated preventive activities and referring to other experts and facilities. Findings were translated into a comprehensive training programme for HHC workers focused on motivating older adults to adopt and maintain a healthier lifestyle. IM was a useful tool in the development of a theory-based training programme to promote preventive activities by HHC workers relating to fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity of older adults.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Sweden 1 <1%
Unknown 101 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 15%
Student > Bachelor 15 15%
Researcher 11 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 5%
Other 15 15%
Unknown 32 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 22 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 15%
Psychology 9 9%
Social Sciences 5 5%
Sports and Recreations 3 3%
Other 6 6%
Unknown 42 41%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 August 2015.
All research outputs
#2,272,664
of 5,475,788 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,131
of 2,399 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#75,056
of 189,493 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#57
of 105 outputs
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