Table 9

Research questions for future systematic reviews on the effectiveness of interventions for health behaviour change

6. What is the effectiveness of interventions which target tobacco use or smoking cessation/reduction in older people?

7. What is the effectiveness of interventions which reduce or prevent alcohol misuse among older people?

8. What is the effectiveness of interventions to promote healthy eating at the population level? These might include mass media (e.g. TV, newspaper, billboard advertising, leaflet and poster advertising/information) or policy related interventions. Policy might include changes to food labelling to promote healthy eating.

9. What is the effectiveness of interventions targeting pregnant women to prevent illicit drug use?

10. What is the effectiveness of population level interventions, such as policy or legislation change or the use of mass media, to prevent illicit drug misuse? Further reviews are required more generally in the area of illicit drug use among adults and older people.


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