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
- 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.