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Am J Health Behav. 2009 Mar-Apr;33(2):135-46.

Improving overall health status through the CHIP intervention.

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Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA. Ray_Merrill@byu.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the efficacy of a coronary heart disease prevention program at improving selected health indicators.

METHODS:

A randomized controlled health intervention study was used, with 348 participants from metropolitan Rockford, Illinois, followed for 6 months; ages ranged from 24 to 81 years. Health indicators were based on the SF-36v2.

RESULTS:

Those in the intervention group showed significantly greater increases in scale scores for physical functioning, role-physical, bodily pain, general health perceptions, vitality, social functioning, role-emotional, and mental health.

CONCLUSION:

The prevention program improved functional health and well-being scores as well as psychometrically based physical and mental health summary measures.

PMID:
18844508
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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