Our work has produced these key findings regarding the benefits of INTERVENT's lifestyle health coaching programs:
- Modifies multiple behaviors
Modifies multiple behaviors
Helps participants favorably modify multiple behaviors (including exercise training/physical activity, nutrition and tobacco use).
- Produces clinically-significant results in diverse populations
Produces clinically-significant results in diverse populations
Results in clinically relevant improvements in multiple risk factors (including blood pressure, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting glucose, body weight, body mass index, waist circumference and cardiorespiratory fitness) in diverse populations. These populations include males and females (including post-menopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy and post-menopausal women not taking hormone replacement therapy), African Americans and Caucasians, educated and less-well-educated participants and apparently healthy participants as well as participants with a variety of chronic medical conditions (including overweight/obesity, pre-diabetes/diabetes, prehypertension/hypertension, the metabolic syndrome, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, stroke/TIA/carotid artery disease, arthritis and cancer).
- Reduces risk factors without medications
Reduces risk factors without medications
Helps control elevated blood pressure, hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia in many individuals through lifestyle intervention alone (that is, can help reduce the need for drug
therapy and thereby be of potential benefit from a cost-containment perspective).
- Produces results similar to more expensive interventions
Produces results similar to more expensive interventions
Is at least as effective, in terms of modification of multiple risk factors, as a traditional phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation program (an accepted standard of care) and a physician-supervised/nurse case managed program in patients with coronary artery disease, despite its substantially lower cost and greater accessibility.
- Produces better results than a health risk assessment and group education classes alone
Produces better results than a health risk assessment and group education classes alone
Is more effective, in terms of cardiovascular disease risk reduction, than a less intensive approach to workplace health promotion that does not involve ongoing lifestyle health
- Produces reproducible results in multiple locations
Produces reproducible results in multiple locations
Elicits clinically relevant and reproducible improvements in multiple risk factors when
administered by licensee institutions in multiple geographic locations.
- Produces equally effective results whether delivered via a call center or in person
Produces equally effective results whether delivered via a call center or in person
Is at least as effective when administered remotely from a call center using the telephone and the Internet as compared with onsite, face-to-face program delivery.
- Reaches participants in rural settings
Reaches participants in rural settings
Is clinically effective when administered via telephone and the Internet to adults living in rural communities.