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  1. Coeur en santé St-Henri : a heart health promotion programme in Montreal, Canada : design and methods for evaluation.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective

    This paper describes the objectives, design, and methods of evaluation of the impact of the coeur en santé St-Henri programme, as well as selected results from the evaluation to date.

    It discusses the possible effects of study design choices made to maintain the impact evaluation within budget.


    The impact of the programme is evaluated in a community trial which compares the prevalence of cardiovascular disease behavioural risk factors before and after programme implementation in the intervention and a matched comparison community, in both longitudinal cohort and independent sample surveys.

    In addition, repeated independent sample surveys are conducted in the intervention community to monitor awareness of and participation in the programme.


    Baseline data for the longitudinal cohort and independent sample surveys on behavioural risk factor outcomes including use of tobacco, physical activity behaviour, high fat diet, and behaviours related to blood pressure and cholesterol control were collected in 35 minute telephone interviews in both the intervention and comparison communities.

    Data on awareness of and participation in the programme were collected in 10 minute interviews in the intervention community only in two independent sample surveys conducted seven and 22 months respectively after the baseline survey.


    With the exception of smoking, the interven.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Coeur, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Evaluation, Méthode, Prévention, Facteur risque, Homme, Canada, Promotion santé, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Heart, Cardiovascular disease, Evaluation, Method, Prevention, Risk factor, Human, Canada, Health promotion, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0555899

    Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 01/03/1996.