The spread and uptake of diabetes prevention programs around the world : a case study from Finland and Australia

Oldenburg, Brian, Absetz, Pilvikki, Dunbar, James A., Reddy, Prasuna and O'Neil, Adrienne 2011, The spread and uptake of diabetes prevention programs around the world : a case study from Finland and Australia, Translation behavioral medicine : practice, policy, research, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 270-282.

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Title The spread and uptake of diabetes prevention programs around the world : a case study from Finland and Australia
Author(s) Oldenburg, Brian
Absetz, Pilvikki
Dunbar, James A.
Reddy, Prasuna
O'Neil, Adrienne
Journal name Translation behavioral medicine : practice, policy, research
Volume number 1
Issue number 2
Start page 270
End page 282
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2011-06
ISSN 1869-6716
Keyword(s) Diabetes
Prevention
Diffusion of innovations
Lifestyle intervention
System uptake
Diabetes prevention programs
Summary Type 2 diabetes is a major public health issue in most countries around the world. Efficacy trials have demonstrated that lifestyle modification programs can significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Two key challenges are: [1] to develop programs that are more feasible for “real world” implementation and [2] to extend the global reach of such programs, particularly to resource-poor countries where the burden of diabetes is substantial. This paper describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of such “real world” programs in Finland and Australia, the exchange between the two countries, and the wider uptake of such programs. Drawing on the lessons from these linked case studies, we discuss the implications for improving the “spread” of diabetes prevention programs by more effective uptake of lifestyle change programs and related strategies for more resource-poor countries and settings.
Language eng
Field of Research 111717 Primary Health Care
Socio Economic Objective 920412 Preventive Medicine
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Springer New York LLC
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30037035

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