Title

A Self-Management Concept for Men at the Community Level: the 'Waist' Disposal Challenge

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Sage Publications

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science, Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research

RAS ID

9637

Comments

This article was originally published as: Aoun, S., Osseiran-Moisson, R., Collins, F., Newton, R. , & Newton, M. J. (2009). A self-management concept for men at the community level: the 'waist' disposal challenge. Journal of Health Psychology, 14(5), 663-674. Original article available here

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1177/1359105309104910

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1177/1359105309104910