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J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Jun;63(6):1067-74. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13428. Epub 2015 Jun 1.

Effectiveness of an Adapted Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Intervention in Older and Younger Adults.

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Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To compare participation, self-monitoring behaviors, and weight loss outcomes in older and younger participants in an adapted Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle intervention.

DESIGN:

Pre- and postevaluation of outcomes in participants enrolled in the Montana Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and DPP lifestyle intervention from 2008 through 2012.

SETTING:

Community.

PARTICIPANTS:

Adults at high risk for CVD and type 2 diabetes mellitus (N = 3,804).

MEASUREMENTS:

Number of core (16 weekly sessions) and postcore (6 monthly sessions) intervention sessions attended, weekly self-monitoring of fat intake and minutes of physical activity, weight loss outcomes and achievement of the weight loss goal, and improvements in CVD-related risk factors.

RESULTS:

Participants aged 65 and older were significantly more likely to attend more intervention sessions, self-monitor their fat intake, and achieve the physical activity and weight loss goals than those younger than 65. Older and younger participants experienced significant improvements in CVD-related risk factors.

CONCLUSION:

Older adults at high risk of CVD and diabetes mellitus participating in an adapted DPP lifestyle intervention had higher participation and self-monitoring rates than younger participants, were more likely to achieve physical activity and weight loss goals, and achieved similar CVD risk reduction.

KEYWORDS:

Montana; age; lifestyle intervention; prevention; type 2 diabetes mellitus

PMID:
26031428
DOI:
10.1111/jgs.13428
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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