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The design is a cluster, randomized controlled trial of two companies with three arms in each company. The arms include two control groups (one from each company), two intervention groups using a standard health promotion intervention, and two intervention groups that constitute using an activated consumer intervention. The standard intervention includes educational offerings to address health behaviors. The activated consumer intervention offers shorter education sessions and includes decision tools and skills development for working with heath care providers to better manage health and clinical conditions. Variables include health risk assessments, clinical measures such as lipids, blood pressure, body mass index, and tobacco use, perception of health care consumer practices, claims costs, and absenteeism analysis.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Evidence of Improved Health Status
Counseling in use of health care, Counseling in diet, exercise, Control
Park Nicollet Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:25:24-0400
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An organized and comprehensive program of health care that identifies and reduces a woman's reproductive risks before conception through risk assessment, health promotion, and interventions. Preconception care programs may be designed to include the male partner in providing counseling and educational information in preparation for fatherhood, such as genetic counseling and testing, financial and family planning, etc. This concept is different from PRENATAL CARE, which occurs during pregnancy.
Counseling during which a professional plays an active role in a client's or patient's decision making by offering advice, guidance, and/or recommendations.
Counseling conducted via electronic or other non-face-to-face interactions.
Specialized health care, supportive in nature, provided to a dying person. A holistic approach is often taken, providing patients and their families with legal, financial, emotional, or spiritual counseling in addition to meeting patients' immediate physical needs. Care may be provided in the home, in the hospital, in specialized facilities (HOSPICES), or in specially designated areas of long-term care facilities. The concept also includes bereavement care for the family. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
A nursing specialty involving programs designed to bring wholeness and healing to a particular faith community through addressing the health needs of body, mind, and spirit. They are coordinated by registered NURSES and may involve HEALTH EDUCATION and counseling, facilitation, referral, PATIENT ADVOCACY, and health care plan interpretation, as influenced and defined by the unique needs of the congregation.
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