We describe design and baseline data of the Prevention Education Program (PEP), a home-based and family-oriented intervention program, aimed to assess and improve cardiovascular risk factors in school children and their families during an intervention period of 10 years.
Started in 1994 in the German town of Nuremberg, currently 37 elementary schools (22 control and 15 intervention schools) are enrolled including 1740 families (1740 first graders, 3046 parents, and 1521 siblings).
Major cardiovascular risk factors as well as dietary behavior are evaluated yearly using structured interview, physical examination, laboratory analysis, and seven-day-dietary protocols.
The intervention package is applied to all families from intervention schools using regular home visits, health curricula and group sessions.
Primary outcome is any reduction in cardiovascular risk factors by dietary intervention and health education compared to the control group getting only written information on the individual risk profile.
The presented baseline data showing a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in adults and in their children underline the need for such an intervention program in Germany.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Facteur risque, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Education santé, Mode de vie, Régime alimentaire, Milieu familial, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Efficacité, Enfant, Homme, Milieu scolaire, Allemagne, Europe, Alimentation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiovascular disease, Risk factor, Sanitary program, Prevention, Health education, Life style, Diet, Family environment, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Efficiency, Child, Human, School environment, Germany, Europe, Feeding
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Cote : 99-0467333
Code Inist : 002B12B06. Création : 22/03/2000.