Telephone lifestyle coaching: Is it feasible as a behavioural change intervention for men?

Samar Aoun, Rebecca Osseiran-Moisson, Shaouli Shahid, Peter Howat, Moira O'Connor

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Abstract

This study assessed the feasibility of a telephone lifestyle coaching intervention for middle aged and older men in a service club setting and evaluated its impact on behavioural change in terms of BMI, physical activity, dietary habits, self-reported quality of life and stages of change. Forty participants from Rotary clubs in Western Australia participated in this pilot intervention. Findings showed significant improvements in lifestyle risk modification indicators. Participants were very satisfied with the interaction with their coaches and rated highly the telephone as a medium for coaching. Findings suggested that telephone coaching was a feasible means of delivering a lifestyle intervention in a 'real-world' setting for a hard to reach population group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-236
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Body Mass Index
  • chronic illness
  • community health promotion
  • lifestyle coaching
  • nutrition
  • physical activity
  • Waist Disposal Challenge

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