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Future challenges for intervention research in health and lifestyle research - A systematic meta-literature review.

Kristén L, Ivarsson A, Parker J, Ziegert K - Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being (2015)

Bottom Line: The overall aim of this systematic meta-literature review was to (1) summarize the findings of review studies focusing on health determinants, (2) give an overview of intervention studies that have been used to facilitate health and lifestyle, and (3) provide recommendations for future studies in health promotion.The search yielded a total of 561 unique citations and finally 24 citations remained.Of those, 11 studies focused on health determinants, whereas 13 focused on interventions for health promotion.

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Affiliation: School of Health and Welfare, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden; Lars.Kristen@hh.se.

ABSTRACT
The overall aim of this systematic meta-literature review was to (1) summarize the findings of review studies focusing on health determinants, (2) give an overview of intervention studies that have been used to facilitate health and lifestyle, and (3) provide recommendations for future studies in health promotion. A literature review, using a meta-method, was conducted to identify health and lifestyle research based on research articles related to health changes. The search yielded a total of 561 unique citations and finally 24 citations remained. Of those, 11 studies focused on health determinants, whereas 13 focused on interventions for health promotion. Results from this meta-synthesis led to four recommendations for the design of future intervention studies. (1) To increase the likelihood of capturing different biopsychosocial aspects of health, researchers from different scientific disciplines should collaborate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the study. (2) It is recommended to use theoretical frameworks that focus on health determinants in longitudinal studies with a repeated measures design. (3) Studies should involve behavioral interventions. (4) Design face-to-face intervention studies where the participant can interact with other persons.

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Mentions: The search yielded a total of 561 unique citations. The research team was divided into three groups and each group reviewed approximately one-third of the citations. After the citation titles were read, 99 citations were excluded by title. In the next step, the abstracts were scrutinized and 461 citations were excluded. The reasons for exclusion, at this stage, were: the studies had no meta-review or summaries of meta-analyses, or the outcome variables were considered to be related to illness. The remaining 46 citations were read in full, and a further 22 citations were excluded. At this stage, the reason for exclusion was that the outcome variables were considered to be related to illness. Finally, 24 citations remained (for the full flow chart, see Figure 1). Reasons for exclusion of the article were: comparison between predictions and interventions related to health and lifestyle, and any non-scientific articles.


Future challenges for intervention research in health and lifestyle research - A systematic meta-literature review.

Kristén L, Ivarsson A, Parker J, Ziegert K - Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being (2015)

Description of the selection process of the studies.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0001: Description of the selection process of the studies.
Mentions: The search yielded a total of 561 unique citations. The research team was divided into three groups and each group reviewed approximately one-third of the citations. After the citation titles were read, 99 citations were excluded by title. In the next step, the abstracts were scrutinized and 461 citations were excluded. The reasons for exclusion, at this stage, were: the studies had no meta-review or summaries of meta-analyses, or the outcome variables were considered to be related to illness. The remaining 46 citations were read in full, and a further 22 citations were excluded. At this stage, the reason for exclusion was that the outcome variables were considered to be related to illness. Finally, 24 citations remained (for the full flow chart, see Figure 1). Reasons for exclusion of the article were: comparison between predictions and interventions related to health and lifestyle, and any non-scientific articles.

Bottom Line: The overall aim of this systematic meta-literature review was to (1) summarize the findings of review studies focusing on health determinants, (2) give an overview of intervention studies that have been used to facilitate health and lifestyle, and (3) provide recommendations for future studies in health promotion.The search yielded a total of 561 unique citations and finally 24 citations remained.Of those, 11 studies focused on health determinants, whereas 13 focused on interventions for health promotion.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Health and Welfare, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden; Lars.Kristen@hh.se.

ABSTRACT
The overall aim of this systematic meta-literature review was to (1) summarize the findings of review studies focusing on health determinants, (2) give an overview of intervention studies that have been used to facilitate health and lifestyle, and (3) provide recommendations for future studies in health promotion. A literature review, using a meta-method, was conducted to identify health and lifestyle research based on research articles related to health changes. The search yielded a total of 561 unique citations and finally 24 citations remained. Of those, 11 studies focused on health determinants, whereas 13 focused on interventions for health promotion. Results from this meta-synthesis led to four recommendations for the design of future intervention studies. (1) To increase the likelihood of capturing different biopsychosocial aspects of health, researchers from different scientific disciplines should collaborate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the study. (2) It is recommended to use theoretical frameworks that focus on health determinants in longitudinal studies with a repeated measures design. (3) Studies should involve behavioral interventions. (4) Design face-to-face intervention studies where the participant can interact with other persons.

No MeSH data available.