Dual benefits of a student-assisted inter-professional men's healthy lifestyle pilot program

Sealey, Rebecca, George, Nadene, Gordon, Susan, and Simmons, Lisa (2017) Dual benefits of a student-assisted inter-professional men's healthy lifestyle pilot program. American Journal of Men's Health, 11 (4). pp. 1133-1141.

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Abstract

Men are less willing to seek health professional advice than women, and die more often than women from preventable causes. Therefore it is important to increase male engagement with health initiatives. This study reports the outcomes of a student-assisted, inter-professional, 12 week health program for overweight adult males. The program included weekly health education and structured, supervised group exercise sessions. Thirteen males (participants) and eighteen university students (session facilitators) completed the program. Participants were assessed for a range of health and physical activity measures and health and health profession knowledge. Participants demonstrated significant improvement in activity, knowledge and perceptions of physical and mental function, and appreciated the guided, group sessions. Students completed an inter-professional readiness questionnaire and reported significant improvement in the understanding of the benefits of inter-professional education and of their role in health care. This program provides evidence of the dual benefit that occurs from the delivery of a student-assisted, inter-professional men’s health program to at-risk community members.

Item ID: 39619
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1557-9891
Keywords: exercise, health education, men's health program
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 05:48
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 70%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services @ 30%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920505 Mens Health @ 70%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development @ 30%
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