Title

The Influence of Religious Affiliation on Participant Responsiveness to the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) Lifestyle Intervention

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2016

Journal

Journal of Religion and Health

Volume Number

55

Issue Number

5

Page Numbers

1561-1573

ISSN

1573-6571

ANZSRC / FoR Code

111104 Public Nutrition Intervention| 111712 Health Promotion| 111716 Preventive Medicine| 220402 Comparative Religious Studies| 220405 Religion and Society

Avondale Research Centre

Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre

Avondale Research Centre

Lifestyle Research Centre

Reportable Items

C1

Abstract

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.

Field of Education

07 Education

Peer Review

Before publication

Staff Classification

Permanent

Comments

Used by permission: The Author(s) 2015.

© The Author(s) 2015

This article is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Inter-national License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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