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Using the Infrastructure of State Aging Services to Promote Prevention Behavior


The flowchart shows the multiple samples used to assess the 10 Keys to Healthy Aging–APPRISE program. Of 1,534 people who attended a workshop in 2013–2016, 1,085 completed a pretest prevention quiz. We were able to match posttest quizzes for 736 of these participants and used this sample to assess increases in prevention knowledge. A smaller subsample (n = 339) completed a questionnaire at baseline on their own prevention behavior, which allowed us to examine correlations between prevention knowledge and self-reported prevention behavior. Finally, a separate sample of 147 respondents were followed up to 6 months to assess incorporation of 10 keys prevention behavior into daily routines.

Participants in the 10 Keys to Healthy Aging–APPRISE program, Pennsylvania, 2013–2016. The program is a Medicare counseling program consisting of a series of behavior-activation workshops for people aged 50 or older that cover recommendations of the US Preventive Services Task Force and other evidence-based recommendations for health promotion.

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