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Record number 403611
Title Lifestyle Factors of a Five-Year Community-Intervention Program The Hartslag Limburg Intervention
Author(s) Wendel-Vos, G.C.W.; Dutman, A.E.; Verschuren, W.M.M.; Ronckers, E.T.; Ament, A.; Assema, P. van; Ree, J. de; Ruland, E.C.; Schuit, A.J.
Source American Journal of Preventive Medicine 37 (2009)1. - ISSN 0749-3797 - p. 50 - 56.
Department(s) Chair Nutrition and Disease
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2009
Keyword(s) heart health-program - food frequency questionnaire - cardiovascular risk-factors - stanford 5-city project - relative validity - physical-activity - deprived neighborhoods - north karelia - disease risk - reproducibility
Abstract Background: Community-based health promotion is a widely advocated strategy in public health to favorably alter lifestyle. The aim of this study was to investigate the net effect of a cardiovascular disease-prevention program (Hartslag Limburg) on lifestyle factors after 5 years of intervention (1998-2003). Methods: In a cohort study, 5-year mean changes in lifestyle factors (energy intake; fat intake; time spent on leisure-time physical activity; walking, bicycling, and sports; and smoking behavior) between subjects from the intervention area (n=2356) and the control area (n=758) were compared for men and women and for those with a low (less than intermediate secondary education) and a moderate (intermediate vocational or higher secondary education) or high (higher vocational education or university) educational level. Adjustments were made for age and the mean of the individual pre- and post-intervention measurement of the variable under study. When stratifying for gender, adjustments were made for educational level, and vice versa. Results: In general, lifestyle factors changed unfavorably in the control group, whereas changes were less pronounced or absent in the intervention group. The adjusted difference in mean change in lifestyle factors between the intervention group and the control group was significant (p
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