The effectiveness of interventions to change six health behaviours: a review of reviews. Jepson, R. G., Harris, F. M., Platt, S., & Tannahill, C. BMC Public Health, 10(1):538, 2010.
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Several World Health Organisation reports over recent years have highlighted the high incidence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, coronary heart disease and cancer. Contributory factors include unhealthy diets, alcohol and tobacco use and sedentary lifestyles. This paper reports the findings of a review of reviews of behavioural change interventions to reduce unhealthy behaviours or promote healthy behaviours. We included six different health-related behaviours in the review: healthy eating, physical exercise, smoking, alcohol misuse, sexual risk taking (in young people) and illicit drug use. We excluded reviews which focussed on pharmacological treatments or those which required intensive treatments (e.g. for drug or alcohol dependency).
@article{jepson_effectiveness_2010,
	title = {The effectiveness of interventions to change six health behaviours: a review of reviews},
	volume = {10},
	issn = {1471-2458},
	shorttitle = {The effectiveness of interventions to change six health behaviours: a review of reviews},
	url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-538},
	doi = {10.1186/1471-2458-10-538},
	abstract = {Several World Health Organisation reports over recent years have highlighted the high incidence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, coronary heart disease and cancer. Contributory factors include unhealthy diets, alcohol and tobacco use and sedentary lifestyles. This paper reports the findings of a review of reviews of behavioural change interventions to reduce unhealthy behaviours or promote healthy behaviours. We included six different health-related behaviours in the review: healthy eating, physical exercise, smoking, alcohol misuse, sexual risk taking (in young people) and illicit drug use. We excluded reviews which focussed on pharmacological treatments or those which required intensive treatments (e.g. for drug or alcohol dependency).},
	number = {1},
	journal = {BMC Public Health},
	author = {Jepson, Ruth G. and Harris, Fiona M. and Platt, Stephen and Tannahill, Carol},
	year = {2010},
	pages = {538},
}
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