alexa COMMUNITY HEALTHY LIFESTYLE INTERVENTIONS: THE IMPACT OF THE CAN DO COMMUNITY PROGRAMME ON MENTAL WELLBEING
ISSN: 2161-0711

Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education
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2nd World Congress on Public Health & Nutrition
March 22-23, 2017 | Rome, Italy

Ruby R Gad
Imperial College London, UK
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Community Med Health Educ
DOI: 10.4172/2161-0711.C1.025
Abstract
Background: In the current climate of obesity and its numerous associated risks, healthy lifestyle interventions are becoming increasingly relevant. The Can Do Community Programme is an example of a resident-led, healthy lifestyle intervention to attain public health outcomes. The programme provides organisational and financial support to individuals with a community project idea targeting healthy nutrition or physical activity. Healthy lifestyle and mental wellbeing are inextricably linked such that changes in one routinely reflect changes in the other. There is growing evidence that wellbeing correlates with increased life expectancy, as well as primary and secondary prevention of illness, both physical and mental. The objective of this study is to explore community healthy lifestyle interventions by assessing the impact of the Can Do Community Programme 2015-16 on mental wellbeing. Methodology: The Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (SWEMWBS), validated for monitoring population wellbeing, was utilised. The minimum and maximum scores of the scale are 7 and 35 respectively. It was administered, alongside a demographic capture questionnaire, to Can Do project participants at baseline and at follow-up. All responses received were subject to pre-specified inclusion and exclusion criteria. Findings: In total, 90 responses were used in the data analysis. Overall, the mean population SWEMWBS score increased from 23.9 (baseline) to 26 (follow-up). This increase was statistically significant, p<0.001, and remained true when the data was stratified by age group as well as by gender. Conclusions: The findings suggest that the Can Do Community Programme was successful in improving mental wellbeing. It is a commendable example of a healthy lifestyle intervention. This study offers a valuable insight into the measure of wellbeing. Moreover, it highlights the benefits of grass roots, community approach to improving nutrition and physical activity.
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