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Cost effectiveness of a mail-delivered individually tailored physical activity intervention for Latinas vs. a mailed contact control

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, January 2015
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Title
Cost effectiveness of a mail-delivered individually tailored physical activity intervention for Latinas vs. a mailed contact control
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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12966-015-0302-5
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Britta Larsen, Todd Gilmer, Dori Pekmezi, Melissa A Napolitano, Bess H Marcus, Melissa A. Napolitano, Bess H. Marcus

Abstract

Physical inactivity is high in Latinas, as are chronic health conditions. There is a need for physical activity (PA) interventions that are not only effective but have potential for cost-effective widespread dissemination. The purpose of this paper was to assess the costs and cost effectiveness of a Spanish-language print-based mail-delivered PA intervention that was linguistically and culturally adapted for Latinas. Adult Latinas (N = 266) were randomly assigned to receive mail-delivered individually tailored intervention materials or wellness information mailed on the same schedule (control). PA was assessed at baseline, six months (post-intervention) and 12 months (maintenance phase) using the 7-Day Physical Activity Recall Interview. Costs were calculated from a payer perspective, and included personnel time (wage, fringe, and overhead), materials, equipment, software, and postage costs. At six months, the PA intervention cost $29/person/month, compared to $15/person/month for wellness control. These costs fell to $17 and $9 at 12 months, respectively. Intervention participants increased their PA by an average of 72 min/week at six months and 94 min/week at 12 months, while wellness control participants increased their PA by an average of 30 min/week and 40 min/week, respectively. At six months, each minute increase in PA cost $0.18 in the intervention group compared to $0.23 in wellness control, which fell to $0.07 and $0.08 at 12 months, respectively. The incremental cost per increase in physical activity associated with the intervention was $0.15 at 6 months and $0.05 at 12 months. While the intervention was more costly than the wellness control, costs per minute of increase in PA were lower in the intervention. The print-based mail-delivered format has potential for broad, cost-effective dissemination, which could help address disparities in this at-risk population. NCT01583140 ; Date of Registration: 03/06/2012; Funding Source of Trial: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR); Name of Institutional Review Board: Brown University IRB; Date of Approval: 05/19/2009.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 79 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 16%
Researcher 9 11%
Student > Postgraduate 8 10%
Student > Bachelor 7 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Other 10 13%
Unknown 27 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 11 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 14%
Social Sciences 7 9%
Sports and Recreations 6 8%
Psychology 5 6%
Other 8 10%
Unknown 32 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 24 August 2017.
All research outputs
#4,731,621
of 18,952,180 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#1,248
of 1,742 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#60,742
of 246,096 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#141
of 163 outputs
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