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Correlates of the sustainability of community-based heart health promotion interventions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9808802     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated factors related to the perceived sustainability of 189 heart health promotion interventions initiated by a public health department or research initiative and implemented in a variety of organizations across Canada. METHODS: Data were collected in a telephone survey of key informants from schools, restaurants, grocery stores, health care facilities, and sports facilities that had implemented a heart health promotion intervention (risk factor screening, courses for smoking cessation, healthy eating or physical activity, support groups to promote healthy lifestyles, environmental modification, dissemination of information) in the past 8 years. RESULTS: Overall, 43.6% of 189 interventions were perceived to be very permanent, 34.8% were somewhat permanent, and 21.5% were not permanent. Independent correlates of perceived sustainability included intervention used no paid staff (odds ratio (OR) 95% confidence interval (95% Cl) = 3.7 (1.8, 7.5)), intervention was modified during implementation (OR (95% Cl) = 2.7 (1.4, 5.0)), there was a good fit between the local provider and the intervention (OR (95% Cl) = 2.4 (1.2, 5.0)), and there was the presence of a program champion (OR (95% Cl) = 2.3 (1.2, 4.4)). CONCLUSION: Consideration of these factors by health promotion program planners could increase the potential for sustainability of health promotion interventions implemented in the community.
J O'Loughlin; L Renaud; L Richard; L S Gomez; G Paradis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Preventive medicine     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0091-7435     ISO Abbreviation:  Prev Med     Publication Date:    1998 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-11-30     Completed Date:  1998-11-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0322116     Medline TA:  Prev Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  702-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 1998 American Health Foundation and Academic Press.
Public Health Department, Montreal General Hospital, Quebec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
Community Health Services / organization & administration*
Health Promotion / organization & administration*
Health Services Research
Heart Diseases / prevention & control*
Middle Aged
Odds Ratio
Program Evaluation
Public Health Practice
Risk Factors

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