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A quasi-experimental research design is used to evaluate Carolina Healthstyle, a health promotion project for South Carolina state employees. A 10% stratified random sample of employees was surveyed in the Spring of 1983 and again in 1984. Eighteen agencies were intervention agencies and the rest comparison that year. This article reports changes with(More)
A study to evaluate the impact of a medical self-care program on older adults was conducted. The test group (n = 161) participated in an 11-session educational intervention with training in clinical skills, lifestyle, and the use of health services. The comparison group (n = 164) received no intervention. The test group was assessed pre-intervention,(More)
Diabetes education program participants were assessed to determine their reading and comprehension skill levels, and written and oral instructions were evaluated to determine the reading level of information presented in the education program. A significant mismatch was found between the reading and comprehension levels of program participants and the level(More)
This article describes how a successful health promotion program for older adults was adapted and disseminated through collaboration of the American Association of Retired Persons, the American Red Cross, and the Dartmouth Institute for Better Health. The details of this effort are presented in three sections: the conceptual framework used to build the(More)
The use of a volunteer model in the provision of health promotion programs in the public sector is described based on the experiences of the Carolina Healthstyle Project, originally a health promotion project for state employees in the Columbia, South Carolina metropolitan area and now expanding to all state employees, public school district employees, and,(More)
The process by which volunteers were selected and trained to conduct a national health promotion program for older Americans, Staying Healthy After Fifty (SHAF), is described in this article. Feedback was elicited from participants (N = 210) concerning the training they received in educational team workshops using pre and postwork-shop questionnaires. The(More)
In this article, a description of how a comprehensive health promotion program for older adults was developed, tested with a quasi-experimental study design, and then revised to become a nationwide AARP and Red Cross program is presented. Teaching and learning methods used in the course are described with supporting education and behavioral theory. The(More)
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