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J Health Psychol. 2009 Jul;14(5):663-74. doi: 10.1177/1359105309104910.

A self-management concept for men at the community level: the 'Waist' Disposal Challenge.

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WA Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. s.aoun@curtin.edu.au

Abstract

The Waist Disposal Challenge consisted of a health intervention at the community level to bring about a reduction in body mass index (BMI) and is delivered at three levels: educational presentations on nutrition and exercise; monthly monitoring of BMI competition; telephone lifestyle coaching with follow-ups. Twenty-three Rotary Clubs participated in Western Australia in 2007-08 (750 Rotarians). The significant to moderate decreases in BMI are an encouraging indication that such community based-projects for men at-risk of developing chronic disease may influence the way health services reorient their community programmes to suit the health psychology of middle-aged to older men.

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19515681
DOI:
10.1177/1359105309104910
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