TABLE 2Inclusion/exclusion criteria for effective health promotion interventions

PopulationGeneral population adults and children (any age), non-clinical (exclude hypertension, diabetes, CVD, obese, hospitalised), non-special (exclude pregnant, menopausal, lower SES, or if focused on any specific ethnicity, religion or gender)
Aim was not focused on any of the special populations; however, reviews or guidelines were not excluded if they contained individual studies that included special populations
InterventionAny health promotion intervention (individual, community, population, policy level) promoting smoking cessation, physical activity and healthy eating
OutcomesAny outcomes related to smoking cessation, improving healthy eating and increasing physical activity
Included: interventions that report evidence of effectiveness. Interventions must measure one or more of the three outcomes. For example, if the intervention is focused on weight loss, it must report an outcome relating to either physical activity or inactivity and/or healthy eating. Reviewers must comment on physical activity or healthy eating if they are secondary outcomes
Excluded: interventions with no evidence, lack of quality evidence or no evidence of effect; drug and surgical interventions; fall functions; adherence to or maintenance of behaviour change
DatePublished between January 1950 and April 2009
LanguageNo language restriction
Study designGuidelines and systematic reviews

SES, socioeconomic status.

From: 4, Summarising evidence on effective health promotion interventions from guidelines and systematic reviews

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