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The Dutch Heart Health Community Intervention ‘Hartslag Limburg’

Gaby Ronda, Patricia Van Assema, Math Candel, Erik Ruland, Mieke Steenbakkers, Jan Van Ree and Johannes Brug

in The European Journal of Public Health

Published on behalf of European Journal of Public Health

Volume 14, issue 2, pages 191-193
Published in print June 2004 | ISSN: 1101-1262
Published online June 2004 | e-ISSN: 1464-360X | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/14.2.191
The Dutch Heart Health Community Intervention ‘Hartslag Limburg’

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Background and Methods: A pretest-posttest control group design with two posttests was used to evaluate the effects of a regional Dutch Heart Health Community Intervention on smoking behaviour and its determinants. At baseline, a cohort research population of 1,200 smokers was recruited in the intervention region and in a control region. Data was gathered by means of short structured telephone interviews. Results: No significant differences were found between the intervention region and the control region on smoking behaviour and its determinants. Conclusion: It is concluded that the regional intervention was unable to exceed secular trends in smoking cessation.

Keywords: cardiovascular diseases, community-based prevention, effect study, evaluation, smoking behaviour

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Economics of Health ; Health, Illness, and Medicine

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