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dc.contributor.authorGordon, L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGraves, N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHawkes, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEakin, E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:19:28Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:19:28Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2011-05-30T06:54:31Z
dc.identifier.issn17423953en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1742395307081732en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/38845
dc.description.abstractObjective: To assess the evidence for the cost-effectiveness of health behaviour interventions that address the major behavioural risk factors for chronic disease, including smoking, physical inactivity, poor diet, and alcohol misuse. Methods: Medical and economic databases were searched for relevant economic evaluations. Studies were critically appraised using a published 35-point checklist, and the results are described using a narrative approach, noting methodological limitations. The review included 64 studies from 1995-2005, including 17 reports on multiple behaviour interventions. Results: There was considerable variation among the studies by target populations, intervention components, primary outcomes, and economic methods, but the reported incremental cost-effectiveness ratios were consistently low (e.g.5E14,000 per quality-adjusted life-year gained for smoking-cessation programmes in 2006 Euros) as compared to certain preventive pharmaceutical and invasive interventions. Interventions targeting high-riskpopulation subgroups were relatively better value for money as compared to those targeting general populations. Discussion: In general, the results of this review demonstrate favourable cost-effectiveness for smoking interventions, physical activity interventions and multiple behaviour interventions in high-risk groups. Although alcohol and dietary interventions appeared to be economically favourable, it is difficult to draw conclusions because of the variety in study outcomes. However, methodological limitations weaken the generalizability of findings, and suggest that the results of any given study should be considered carefully when being used to inform resource allocation.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom101en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto129en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalChronic Illnessen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume3en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999en_US
dc.titleA review of the cost-effectiveness of face-to-face behavioural interventions for smoking, physical activity, diet and alcoholen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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