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

Aoun, S., Osseiran-Moisson, R., Collins, F., Newton, R. and Newton, M.J. (2009) A self-management concept for men at the community level: The 'Waist' Disposal Challenge. Journal of Health Psychology, 14 (5). pp. 663-674.

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Psychology
Publisher: Sage
Copyright: Sage
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