The Influence of Religious Affiliation on Participant Responsiveness to the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) Lifestyle Intervention
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Kent, L. M., Morton, D. P., Ward, E. J., Rankin, P. M., Ferret, R. B., Gobble, J., & Diehl, H. A. (2016). The influence of religious affiliation on participant responsiveness to the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) lifestyle intervention. Journal of Religion and Health, 55(5), 1561-1573. doi:10.1007/s10943-015-0141-3
Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) and non-SDA (21.3 and 78.7 %, respectively) individuals (n = 7172) participating in the Complete Health Improvement Program, a 30-day diet and lifestyle intervention, in North America (241 programs, 2006–2012) were assessed for changes in selected chronic disease risk factors: body mass index (BMI), blood pressure (BP), pulse, lipid profile and fasting plasma glucose (FPG). Reductions were greater among the non-SDA for BMI, pulse and blood lipids. Furthermore, the majority of non-SDA in the highest risk classifications for BP, lipids and FPG, but only some lipids among SDA, were able to show improvement by 20 % or more.
Kent, Lillian; Morton, Darren; Ward, Ewan; Rankin, Paul; Ferret, Rick; Gobble, John; and Diehl, Hans A., "The Influence of Religious Affiliation on Participant Responsiveness to the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) Lifestyle Intervention" (2016). Education Papers and Journal Articles. 82.