During 2007-2008, AGDHA has funded ten Divisions of General Practice to participate in the Lifescripts Demonstration Divisions project. The participating Divisions will each implement different models of Lifescripts with a minimum of five practices. This study uses a mixed method approach to develop typologies and identify factors which acted as facilitators and barriers.
Gawaine Powell Davies, Anna Williams
Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol and Physical Activity (SNAP) risk factors have been identified as major contributors to the increasing Australian prevalence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 Diabetes and associated physiological risk factors such as hypertension, obesity and high cholesterol. General Practice has been found to be well placed to offer interventions especially for higher risk patients. In 2004 the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (AGDHA) commissioned a consortium to produce a range of Lifestyle Prescription (Lifescripts) resources including waiting room materials, assessment guidelines, assessment tools, prescription pads. Currently generic and pregnancy “Lifescript” resources are available. During the course of the Review it is anticipated that additional resources will become available including an electronic version and resources for culturally and linguistically diverse groups (CALD) and Indigenous (ATSI) resources.
During 2007-2008, AGDHA has funded ten Divisions of General Practice to participate in the Lifescripts Demonstration Divisions project. The participating Divisions will each implement different models of Lifescripts with a minimum of five practices. All Divisions will utilise the generic paper based resources. A small number of the Divisions aim to also implement additional resources (breast feeding, electronic, CALD & ATSI) as they become available.
Mixed Methods using a modified version of the Donabedian Framework and an action research approach.
Anna Williams Email: email@example.com
Australian General Practice Network, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, the participating Demonstration Divisions of General Practice
Australian General Practice Network