A randomised controlled trial on the effectiveness of a primary health care based counselling intervention on physical activity, diet and CHD risk factors.

@article{Hardcastle2008ARC,
  title={A randomised controlled trial on the effectiveness of a primary health care based counselling intervention on physical activity, diet and CHD risk factors.},
  author={Sarah J Hardcastle and A. Taylor and Martin Bailey and Richard Castle},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={31-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine if multiple patient-centred lifestyle counselling sessions would be of interest to patients at risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), in a primary care setting, and if such sessions would result in changes in physical activity and diet, and health status. A randomised trial was conducted to compare the counselling intervention with usual care (health promotion leaflet), among 334 mostly obese patients. METHODS Patients were randomised into an… CONTINUE READING