Life! in Australia : translating prevention research into a large-scale intervention

Reddy, Prasuna, Rankins, Debbie, Timoshanko, Amy and Dunbar, James A. 2011, Life! in Australia : translating prevention research into a large-scale intervention, The British journal of diabetes and vascular disease, vol. 11, no. 4, July / August, pp. 193-197, doi: 10.1177/1474651411410724.

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Title Life! in Australia : translating prevention research into a large-scale intervention
Formatted title Life! in Australia : translating prevention research into a large-scale intervention
Author(s) Reddy, Prasuna
Rankins, Debbie
Timoshanko, Amy
Dunbar, James A.ORCID iD for Dunbar, James A.
Journal name The British journal of diabetes and vascular disease
Volume number 11
Issue number 4
Season July / August
Start page 193
End page 197
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2011-07
ISSN 1474-6514
Keyword(s) diabetes prevention
lifestyle intervention
Summary The increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes is of great public health concern. In the state of Victoria, Australia, a group-based lifestyle intervention programme, Life! – Taking Action on Diabetes, was developed for people over the age of 50 years who are at high risk of diabetes. It aims to reduce the risk of diabetes by providing practical skills, including goal setting and problem solving, to encourage participants to adopt a healthy diet and active lifestyle. The programme is delivered by specially trained facilitators who have undergone an accredited three-stage training programme. A quality assurance process is also in place to ensure that it is delivered to a consistently high standard. The Life! program
is a direct progression from the Finnish randomised controlled trial and the Greater Green Triangle Diabetes Prevention Project implementation trial. This paper describes how a diabetes prevention programme was implemented at a state-wide level and the training of facilitators to conduct the group sessions. Future studies are needed to examine the cost effectiveness and development of specific programmes for diverse population groups.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1474651411410724
Field of Research 111104 Public Nutrition Intervention
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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