This was a population-based comprehensive lifestyle intervention, conducted between 2008 and 2012, by the Health Promotion Service, South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts, to promote healthy weight and physical activity in people with cardiac disease.

The aims and objectives of the PANACHE trial were to:
  • determine the effectiveness of a comprehensive lifestyle intervention on weight (that is, BMI) and physical activity in people with cardiovascular disease in urban and rural settings
  • identify whether the processes of implementing the comprehensive lifestyle intervention differ in rural and urban areas
  • determine the costs and cost-effectiveness of the comprehensive lifestyle intervention in urban and rural settings, compared with outcomes achieved
  • determine whether the findings (effect sizes) on physical activity from a previous project in the Illawarra are replicated in the control group of this study in other urban and rural areas in NSW.
The project was funded by the Health Promotion Demonstration Research Grants Scheme.​
File Link: The PANACHE Trial
File Size: 3302 kb
Type: Report
Date of Publication: 20 March 2017
ISBN: 978-1-76000-522-1
SHPN: (CEE) 160543