Effective behaviour change in long-term conditions

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02 October 2012
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Summary

The NZ Guidelines Group completed a rapidE process as part of their contract with the Ministry of Health to produce evidence-based guidance for the health sector focusing on implementation. The rapidE process looked at the available evidence on the effectiveness of health behaviour change interventions for people with long-term conditions. The rapidE process produced a suite of documents.

RapidE: Chronic Care: A systematic review of the literature on health behaviour change for chronic care

This review identifies, appraises and summarises the most effective evidence-based theories and programmes of health behaviour change for individuals with the following chronic diseases: diabetes, chronic obstructive airways disease, asthma, stroke and hypertension.

Supplementary material

Effective Health Behaviour Change in Long-term Conditions: A review of New Zealand and international evidence

This brief paper summarises the results of the review and is intended to inform health practitioners, programme designers and decision makers in New Zealand, as the sector strengthens the support for people with long-term conditions to self-manage by changing health behaviours.

Case studies of five New Zealand interventions

Health Literacy Interventions: A brief summary

This report provides a brief summary of the main messages from recent health literacy systematic reviews that have a focus on the impact of health literacy interventions for adults with chronic disease/illness. The reviews summarised in this report focus specifically on interventions that aim to increase individual’s knowledge and understanding of chronic disease/diseases of interest and its effective management.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 October 2012
  • Citation:
    New Zealand Guidelines Group. 2011. RapidE: Chronic Care: A systematic review of the literature on health behaviour change for chronic care. Wellington: Ministry of Health. / New Zealand Guidelines Group. 2012. Effective health behaviour change in long-term conditions: A review of New Zealand and international evidence. Wellington: Ministry of Health. / New Zealand Guidelines Group. 2011. RapidE: Chronic Care: Health Literacy Interventions – A brief summary. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
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