Health education for behavioral change - Clinical trial to public health program

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Abstract

A series of educational demonstration programs were designed for selected populations in regard to risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The series, which progressed from clinical trial to public health program, included a project to control high blood pressure (HBP) in outpatients and in a general statewide population, and a school program to decrease dietary intake of salt in 6th grade children at increased risk for HBP. Positive long-term effects in the outpatient study included increased control of HBP and decreased associated mortality, and improvement in compliance with therapy, appointment-keeping and weight-control. Positive short-term effects in both the statewide study and the school population are discussed, and conclusions and implications for behavioral change and public health programs are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-219
Number of pages5
JournalJohns Hopkins Medical Journal
Volume151
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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