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Acceptability of delivery modes for lifestyle advice in a large scale randomised controlled obesity prevention trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, July 2015
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Title
Acceptability of delivery modes for lifestyle advice in a large scale randomised controlled obesity prevention trial
Published in
BMC Public Health, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1995-8
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Authors

S L Kozica, C B Lombard, D Ilic, S Ng, C L Harrison, H J Teede

Abstract

Preventing obesity is an international health priority and women living in rural communities are at an increased risk of weight gain. Lifestyle programs are needed as part of a comprehensive approach to prevent obesity. Evaluation provides a unique opportunity to investigate and inform improvements in lifestyle program implementation strategies. The Healthy Lifestyle Program for rural women (HeLP-her Rural) is a large scale, cluster randomized control trial, targeting the prevention of weight gain. This program utilises multiple delivery modes for simple lifestyle advice (group sessions, phone coaching, text messages, and an interactive program manual). Here, we describe the acceptability of these various delivery modes. A mixed-method process evaluation was undertaken measuring program fidelity, recruitment strategies, dose delivered, program acceptability and contextual factors influencing program implementation. Data collection methodologies included qualitative semi-structured interviews for a sub-group of intervention participants [n = 28] via thematic analysis and quantitative methods (program checklists and questionnaires [n = 190]) analysed via chi square and t-tests. We recruited 649 women from 41 rural townships into the HeLP-her Rural program with high levels of program fidelity, dose delivered and acceptability. Participants were from low socioeconomic townships and no differences were detected between socioeconomic characteristics and the number of participants recruited across the towns (p = 0.15). A face-to-face group session was the most commonly reported preferred delivery mode for receiving lifestyle advice, followed by text messages and phone coaching. Multiple sub-themes emerged to support the value of group sessions which included: promoting of a sense of belonging, mutual support and a forum to share ideas. The value of various delivery modes was influenced by participant's various needs and learning styles. This comprehensive evaluation reveals strong implementation fidelity and high levels of dose delivery. We demonstrate reach to women from relatively low income rural townships and highlight the acceptability of low intensity healthy lifestyle programs with mixed face-to-face and remote delivery modes in this population. Group education sessions were the most highly valued component of the intervention, with at least one face-to-face session critical to successful program implementation. However, lifestyle advice via multiple delivery modes is recommended to optimise program acceptability and ultimately effectiveness. Australia & New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry. Trial number ACTRN12612000115831 , date of registration24/01/2012.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 129 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 24 18%
Researcher 15 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 8%
Student > Bachelor 11 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 8%
Other 28 21%
Unknown 32 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 15%
Psychology 10 8%
Computer Science 7 5%
Social Sciences 7 5%
Other 19 15%
Unknown 37 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 27 July 2015.
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#1,364,265
of 5,407,305 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#2,349
of 5,749 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#59,625
of 189,836 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#130
of 251 outputs
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