Evaluation of a Community Health Promotion Resource for Primary Care Practices

  • FLOCKE S
  • GORDON L
  • POMIECKO G
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Abstract

Background: Primary care physicians' ability to provide effective health behavior change advice might be leveraged by linking to available community resources. This study evaluates tools to facilitate such a link. Design: A mixed methods longitudinal pre-post-test study was conducted in 2004. Setting/Participants: Seven primary care practices in northeast Ohio and two longitudinal cohorts of patients (n=784). Intervention: The practice-tailored intervention included two main components: (1) a web-based health behavior change resource including a database of community programs and patient education materials, and (2) a health behavior prescription pad. Main Outcome Measures: Rates of discussion of diet, exercise, weight management, and smoking cessation; and patient change in motivation to modify behaviors at 8 weeks post-visit. Qualitative field notes about practice routines, culture, and implementation efforts were analyzed to enhance understanding of the practice change process. Results: The post-intervention cohort reported higher rates of discussion of diet (25.7% vs 20.2%), exercise (27.8% vs 16.9%), and weight management (23.2% vs 16.3%), and greater referral to patient education materials (24.2% vs 21.6%) and community programs for health behavior change (16.0% vs 13.6%) (p

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  • S FLOCKE

  • L GORDON

  • G POMIECKO

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