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Effects of a home-based intervention on diet and physical activity behaviours for rural adults with or at risk of metabolic syndrome: a randomised controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, February 2016
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Title
Effects of a home-based intervention on diet and physical activity behaviours for rural adults with or at risk of metabolic syndrome: a randomised controlled trial
Published in
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12966-016-0337-2
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Krysten Blackford, Jonine Jancey, Andy H. Lee, Anthony James, Peter Howat, Tracy Waddell

Abstract

This study aimed to determine whether a home-based 6-month lifestyle intervention program complemented by motivational interviewing could improve diet and physical activity behaviours in 50-69 year olds with or at risk of metabolic syndrome, residing in a disadvantaged rural Western Australian community. Participants from the City of Albany and surrounding towns (n = 401) were recruited into a 6 month randomised controlled trial. They were screened for metabolic syndrome and randomly allocated to intervention (n = 201) or control group (n = 200). Baseline and post-test data collection for both groups included a self-report questionnaire which incorporated the Fat and Fibre Barometer and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form. The intervention group received the program materials at baseline and the control group was waitlisted. Generalised estimating equation models assessed repeated outcome measures over time. A total of 151 (75.1 %) intervention and 159 (79.5 %) control group participants completed post-test and were included in the analysis. After controlling for confounders, the intervention group achieved a marginally significant increase in their metabolic equivalent (MET) minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week (p = 0.049), and significantly improved fibre intake (p < 0.001), fat intake (p = 0.003), and vegetable serves per day (p = 0.002) from baseline to post-test relative to the control group. A home-based, low-cost intervention with motivational support can effectively improve the physical activity and dietary behaviours of adults aged 50-69 years with or at risk of metabolic syndrome residing in a disadvantaged rural area. Anzctr.org.au Identifier: ACTRN12614000512628.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 171 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 29 17%
Student > Master 27 15%
Researcher 19 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 10%
Student > Postgraduate 15 9%
Other 30 17%
Unknown 38 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 34 19%
Sports and Recreations 15 9%
Psychology 10 6%
Social Sciences 8 5%
Other 20 11%
Unknown 51 29%

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 11 October 2017.
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#3,841,465
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Outputs from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#1,087
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#76,255
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#13
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