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This projects uses longitudinally-tailored print materials and telecounseling interventions and compares their effectiveness, individually and in combination, among individuals with one or more risks, including smoking, poor diet, and sedentary behavior.

Aims

Aim 1. Evaluate the hypothesis that tailored print materials combined with tailored telecounseling is more effective than either tailored print materials or tailored telecounseling alone in improving health risk behaviors. The health risk behaviors include cigarette smoking, nutrition, and sedentary behavior.

Aim 2. Evaluate the hypothesis that tailored telecounseling is more effective than untailored print materials in improving health risk behaviors (identified above).

Aim 3. Evaluate the hypothesis that tailored print materials are more effective than untailored print materials in improving health risk behaviors (identified above).

Aim 4. Assess the effects of the interventions in the presence of different combinations of multiple risk behaviors.

Participants

3,000 Henry Ford Health System members.

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