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Mandates to include women and minority populations in research have heightened the need to identify successful recruitment strategies. This paper describes the recruitment and retention strategies used as part of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a physical activity and dietary intervention targeting low-income, predominantly Latino patients in a(More)
BACKGROUND Pedometers have become common place in physical activity promotion, yet little information exists on who is using them. The multi-strategy, community-based 10,000 Steps Rockhampton physical activity intervention trial provided an opportunity to examine correlates of pedometer use at the population level. METHODS Pedometer use was promoted(More)
BACKGROUND Given escalating rates of chronic disease, broad-reach and cost-effective interventions to increase physical activity and improve dietary intake are needed. The cost-effectiveness of a Telephone Counselling intervention to improve physical activity and diet, targeting adults with established chronic diseases in a low socio-economic area of a(More)
BACKGROUND By 2025, it is estimated that approximately 1.8 million Australian adults (approximately 8.4% of the adult population) will have diabetes, with the majority having type 2 diabetes. Weight management via improved physical activity and diet is the cornerstone of type 2 diabetes management. However, the majority of weight loss trials in diabetes(More)
OBJECTIVE The Resources for Health trial evaluates a social-ecologically based lifestyle (physical activity and diet) intervention targeting low-income, largely Spanish-speaking patients with multiple chronic conditions. DESIGN A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 200 patients recruited from an urban community health center and assigned to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a telephone-delivered behavioral weight loss and physical activity intervention targeting Australian primary care patients with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Pragmatic randomized controlled trial of telephone counseling (n = 151) versus usual care (n = 151). Reported here are 18-month(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the associations of sedentary time and physical activity with biomarkers of cardiometabolic health, including the potential collective impact of shifting mean time use from less- to more-active behaviours (cross-sectionally, using isotemporal substitution), in adults with type 2 diabetes. METHODS Participants with overweight/obese(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the maintenance of behavioral changes 6 months following a telephone-delivered physical activity and diet intervention. DESIGN Patients (n = 434) with Type 2 diabetes or hypertension were recruited from 10 primary care practices in a disadvantaged community; practices were randomized to a telephone-counseling intervention (TC; 5(More)
BACKGROUND Extending contact with participants after the end of an initial intervention is associated with successful maintenance of weight loss and behavior change. However, cost-effective methods of extending intervention contact are needed. OBJECTIVE This study investigated whether extended contact via text message was efficacious in supporting(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare measured resting energy expenditure to resting energy expenditure predicted from eight published prediction equations in a sample of patients with pancreatic cancer. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Ambulatory patients of a tertiary private hospital. PARTICIPANTS Eight patients with pancreatic cancer (5 males, 3 females; age:(More)