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Title: Cost-utility of a cardiovascular prevention programme in highly educated adults: a randomised controlled trial
Authors: JACOBS, Nele 
Evers, S.
Ament, Andre
CLAES, Neree 
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Faculdade de Montricidade Humana
Source: BIDDLE, Stuart & GULDAN, Georgia & GANS, Kim & BALL, Kylie & ALMEIDA, Maria Daniel & TEIXEIRA, Pedro & FRENCH, Simone (Ed.) International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity - ISBNPA'09. p. 240-240.
Abstract: Objectives: Little is known about the costs and the effects of cardiovascular prevention programs targeted at medical and behavioral risk factors. The aim was to eveluate the cost-utility of a cardiovascular prevention program in a general sample of highly educated adults after 1 year of intervention. Methods: The participants were randomly assigned to intervention (n=208) and usual care conditions (n=106). The intervention consisted of medical interventions and optional behavior-change interventions. (e.g. a tailored Web site). Cost data were registered from a healthcare perspective, and questionnaires were used to determine effectiveness (e.g. quality-adjusted life-years[QALYs]). A cost-utility analysis and sensitivity analyses using bootstrapping were performed on the intermediate results. Results: When adjusting for baseline utility differences, the incremental cost was 433 euros and the incremental effectiveness was 0.016 QALYs. The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio was 26,910 euros per QALY. Conclusions: The intervention was cost-effective compared with usual care in this sample of highly educated adults after 1 year of intervention. Increased participation would make this intervention highly cost-effective.
Keywords: Gezondheid en welzijn
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Category: C2
Type: Proceedings Paper
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