A self-management concept for men at the community level: the 'waist' disposal challenge
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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.
The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Journal of Health Psychology, Vol. 14, Issue No. 5, July 2009 by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © [Aoun, S. and Osseiran-Moisson, R. and Collins, F. and Newton, R. and Newton, M]
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