Journal article

Preventing disease through opportunistic, rapid engagement by primary care teams using behaviour change counselling (PRE-EMPT): protocol for a general practice-based cluster randomised trial

Clio Spanou, Sharon A Simpson, Kerry Hood, Adrian Edwards, David Cohen, Stephen Rollnick, Ben Carter, Jim McCambridge, Laurence Moore, Elizabeth Randell, Timothy Pickles, Christine Smith, Claire Lane, Fiona Wood, Hazel Thornton, Chris C Butler

BMC FAMILY PRACTICE | BMC | Published : 2010


BACKGROUND: Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, lack of exercise and an unhealthy diet are the key modifiable factors contributing to premature morbidity and mortality in the developed world. Brief interventions in health care consultations can be effective in changing single health behaviours. General Practice holds considerable potential for primary prevention through modifying patients' multiple risk behaviours, but feasible, acceptable and effective interventions are poorly developed, and uptake by practitioners is low. Through a process of theoretical development, modeling and exploratory trials, we have developed an intervention called Behaviour Change Counselling (BCC) derived fro..

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Awarded by World Cancer Research Fund (NPRI)

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Awarded by Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the funder of this study: the National Prevention Research Initiative with support from the following organisations: British Heart Foundation; Cancer Research UK; Chief Scientist Office, Scottish Government Health Directorate; Department of Health; Diabetes UK; Economic and Social Research Council; Health & Social Care Research & Development Office for Northern Ireland; Medical Research Council; Welsh Assembly Government; and World Cancer Research Fund (NPRI, G0501283). The International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial Number assigned by the Medical Research Council is 22495456.