The Queensland Health results of The COACH Program have been published in the Medical Journal of Australia on 16th February 2015. The MJA selected the article for press release and an MJA insight article.
In summary the analysis of 5 years of service delivery of The COACH Program by Queensland Health’s Health Contact Centre is:
Statistically significant improvements in cardiovascular risk factor status, from entry to completion of the program, were found across all biomedical and lifestyle factors in patients with CHD and/or type 2 diabetes. For both diseases, improvements in serum lipids, blood glucose, smoking habit and alcohol consumption combined with increases in physical activity were the most notable findings. Similar differences were found in mean change scores in cardiovascular risk factors between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Queenslanders.