Title

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

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Sage Publications

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of 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

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1177/1359105309104910