The effectiveness of brief Interventions for preventative health behaviours within the Third and Social Economy sector

Project Summary Title and Description

The effectiveness of brief Interventions for preventative health behaviours within the Third and Social Economy sector
Background: The effectiveness of brief interventions delivered within healthcare settings on improving preventative health behaviours is established. However, the Third and Social Economy (TSE) sector offers an alternate setting and workforce of intervention providers. Purpose: This systematic review will be the first to assess the efficacy of brief interventions specifically within the TSE sector. Data Sources: Health Research Premium collection, ASSIA, and PsychArticles via ProQuest across all available dates. Any quantitative trial was included (RCTs, before-after trials, non-randomised control trials). Study Selection: Included interventions were below 30 minutes in duration for each session with or without follow-up, and either delivered by providers from the TSE sector or delivered within a TSE setting. Measures could be either self-report or objective, surrounding diet, physical activity, alcohol consumption, smoking, finance, or housing. Data Extraction: Data was extracted based on Population and Setting, Methods, Participants, Intervention Groups, Outcome, Results, and Conclusion, and risk of bias was assessed using ROB-2, ROBINS-I, or adaptations of these; depending on the study design.
Authors of Report
Methodology description
Systematic Review
Data for this project was entered prospectively (using SRDR+'s built-in data abstraction function and templates). The report is not yet published.
Funding Source
Northumbria University

Key Questions

1. Can brief interventions delivered in TSE settings effectively improve preventative health behaviours?
2. Can brief interventions delivered by volunteers from the TSE sector effectively improve preventative health behaviours?

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Associated Studies (each link opens a new tab)

Title Authors Year
Evaluation and costs of volunteer telephone cessation follow-up counseling for Veteran smokers discharged from inpatient units: a quasi-experimental, mixed methods study S. A. Duffy, L. A. Ewing, S. A. Louzon, D. L. Ronis, N. Jordan and M. Harrod 2015
Promoting smoking cessation among community-living female smokers by training smoking cessation and reduction ambassadors K. Y. Ho, W. H. C. Li, K. K. W. Lam, M. P. Wang, W. Xia, L. Y. Ho, et al. 2020
Improving Multiple Behaviors for Colorectal Cancer Prevention Among African American Church Members M. Kramish Campbell, A. James, M. A. Hudson, C. Carr, E. Jackson, V. Oakes, et al. 2004
Motivational interviewing to enhance nicotine patch treatment for smoking cessation among homeless smokers: a randomized controlled trial K. S. Okuyemi, K. Goldade, G. L. Whembolua, J. L. Thomas, S. Eischen, B. Sewali, et al. 2013
A pilot randomized clinical trial of brief interventions to encourage quit attempts in smokers from socioeconomic disadvantage M. L. Steinberg, R. L. Rosen, M. V. Versella, A. Borges and T. M. Leyro 2020
Intervention With Brief Cessation Advice Plus Active Referral for Proactively Recruited Community Smokers: A Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial M. P. Wang, PhD, Y. N. Suen, PhD, W. H.-c. Li, PhD, C. O.-b. Lam, BSc, S. Y.-d. Wu, BSc, A. C.-s. Kwong LLB, et al. 2017
Effects of simple active referrals of different intensities on smoking abstinence and smoking cessation services attendance: a cluster‐randomized clinical trial: (Alcoholism and Drug Addiction) X. Weng, T. T. Luk, Y. N. Suen, Y. Wu, H. C. W. Li, Y. T. D. Cheung, et al. 2020
A church-based cholesterol education program W. H. Wiist and J. M. Flack 1990

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