Implementing evidence-based health promotion strategies
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Implementing evidence-based health promotion strategies

Karen Morton Nursing student, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton.

This article describes two modifiable risk factors contributing to chronic disease in Scotland: excessive alcohol consumption and physical inactivity, and discusses evidence-based health promotion measures to address these factors. It illustrates examples of medical, behaviour change, education, client-centred and societal change approaches to health promotion. The article emphasises the need for nurses to engage in a wide range of approaches to health promotion and not merely to rely on telling patients what to do.

Nursing Standard. 27, 33, 35-42. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 16 August 2012

Accepted: 08 November 2012