The Game of Health©: An innovative lifestyle change program implemented in a family practice


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Abstract

Purpose:The purpose of this clinical pilot project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a 12 week lifestyle change program targeted to patients with chronic disease.Data sources:Data were collected weekly from participants using individual and group feedback and body composition analysis.Conclusions:The Game of Health was well received by patients and was effective in modifying behaviors to achieve a healthier lifestyle and to improve body composition. Primary care providers need to consider how to make lifestyle change programs available to their patients to complement clinical interventions.

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