Using the Infrastructure of State Aging Services to Promote Prevention Behavior
ORIGINAL RESEARCH — Volume 15 — July 5, 2018
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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