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Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases in Iranian Population: Life Style Promotion Project Phase II: Study Protocol


Background: The Lifestyle Promotion Project (LPP) is a long-term community-based project for prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). In this project, the healthy lifestyle promotion plan will be implemented by the health policy agenda of East Azerbaijan Province, Iran.

Methods: The study design included two phases: phase I was a cross-sectional prevalence study of NCDs and the associ­ated risk factors implemented from Feb 2014 to Apr 2014. Phase II is a prospective follow-up study currently ongoing. The healthy lifestyle promotion intervention consists of five core strategic plans. These programs was implemented by the health policy agenda of East Azerbaijan Province. Overall, 3000 participants aged 15-65 yr were enrolled to evaluate the impact of healthy lifestyle interventions in phase II of project.

Results: The experience of the LPP in Iran may support the idea that a well-organized, fully evidence-based, and well-developed community-based program could be affordable to prevent non-communicable disorders in developing countries.

Conclusion: The results of this survey will be presented as research articles and reports for policy makers.


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SectionOriginal Article(s)
Non-communicable diseases Iranian population Lifestyle Intervention

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TABRIZI JS, FARAHBAKHSH M, SADEGHI-BAZARGANI H, NIKNIAZ L. Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases in Iranian Population: Life Style Promotion Project Phase II: Study Protocol. Iran J Public Health. 2018;47(9):1396-1404.