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Table 1 Selection criteria for recruiting clients to participate in the trial

From: The impact of a brief lifestyle intervention delivered by generalist community nurses (CN SNAP trial)


Selection criteria

Inclusion criteria

* Clients referred to community nursing services

* Age 30–80 years

* Able to read and understand English at a level that enables the client to participate in a telephone-administered survey and to understand the participant information sheet.

Exclusion criteria

* Palliative care clients.

* Clients receiving only one- visit or occasion of service.

* Clients with significant cognitive impairment (unable to complete telephone-administered survey).

* Clients currently receiving help in changing their lifestyle from a health professional (other than their GP) such as a dietitian or exercise physiologist.

* Clients currently attending a chronic disease management program such as cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes education program.


* Clients who have attended the generalist community nursing service in the previous 6 months (and therefore may have already received lifestyle intervention).