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ASM 2013 Presentations


J Green Changing social practice: a view from sociology

R West The science, politics and economics of tobacco control: How can we get best bang for our bucks?

S Jebb Portion size and obesity: emerging research and implications for policy and practice

L Moore From behaviour change to public health improvement: re-aiming our efforts

Prize Winning Presentation

Forwood et al  You can’t prime all of the people all of the time: the impact of hunger and education on priming a healthy eating goal


NPRI Natural experiments: success and challenges

Parallel Sessions

Parallel Session A:

Behaviour Change

Atkins Developing a theory-based intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in people with severe mental illness: Findings from a systematic review and focus group study.

Gillison Testing the Process Model for Behaviour Change in a Weight Loss Intervention

Porcheret Consulting for osteoarthritis: evaluation of a behaviour change intervention (BCI)

The Use of Financial Incentives and Taxes

Mantzari Financial incentives for changing habitual health-related behaviours: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Schemilt Food taxes and subsidies: Does cumulative evidence support their use?

Sykes The utility of monetary contingency contracts for weight loss: A systematic research review and meta-analysis

Whelan Practical considerations in developing a financial incentive scheme for breastfeeding: A qualitative study of stakeholders’ views

Economics and Population Health

Beard Identifying the behaviour Change Techniques used in cost-effective interventions targeting five health behaviours: smoking, diet, physical activity, alcohol and sexual health

Lister  Measuring the Cost Effectiveness of Weight Management, Diet and Activity Interventions

Rehackova Very low calorie diets are effective and acceptable among people with type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis

Physical Activity and Exercise

Fox Implications of objectively-assessed physical activity and function for health and well-being in older adults: Results of OPAL-PLUS three to four year follow-up

Hartescu  Increased physical activity improves sleep outcomes in sedentary people with insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

McMinn  Physical activity recommendations, short spells of everyday activity, and cardiometabolic risk in US adults

Rouse Motivation matters: Rheumatoid arthritis patients’ motivation predicts psychological well-being above and beyond physical activity behaviour

Parallel Session B:

Healthy Lifestyles in Pregnancy and Childhood

Adams Parent perspectives on regulation of television food advertising to children: a qualitative study

Cassidy Weight Management in Pregnancy: participants’ experiences of ‘Healthy Eating and Lifestyle in Pregnancy (HELP)’, a maternity care intervention for obese pregnant women

Whittle Recruiting to a trial of an infant feeding intervention: Lessons from the Baby Milk Trial

Tobacco Control

Begh A double-blind randomised controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of attentional retraining on attentional bias, craving and abstinence in smokers attempting cessation

Brose Association of training and treatment guidelines with successful provision of stop smoking support

Lorencatto Assessing quality of goal setting in smoking cessation behavioural support interventions delivered in practice and associations with quit attempts

Richardson Assessing the effects of volume and content of tobacco control mass media campaigns on monthly calls to the NHS Stop Smoking helpline in England, 2005-2010

Smoking, Stress and Alcohol

Chilcot Stress impairs wound healing measured by High-Resolution Ultrasound in Living Kidney Donors

Kaner A qualitative exploration of intervention fidelity in the SIPS trial of screening and brief alcohol intervention in Primary Care

Smith Smokers actively navigate their social networks when attempting to quit

Stead Changing the UK’s relationship with alcohol: development of the UK’s first independent alcohol strategy, and the role of public opinion research

Habits and Medication Adherence 

Kwasnicka How to maintain new healthy behaviour?

Wileman Evidence that self-affirmation improves treatment adherence in patients receiving haemodialysis: A cluster randomised controlled trial

Parallel Session C:

Theory Based Interventions

Ayling Evaluating Theory Use in Behaviour Change Interventions for Young People with Type 1 Diabetes

Fernandes-Machado A dual process model approach in an immediate and a long-term eating outcome

Norman Trial of a theory-based online health behaviour intervention for new university students

Emotions and knowledge in management of long-term conditions

Cieza Understanding the burden of brain disorders: towards a ‘horizontal epidemiology’ of psychosocial difficulties and their determinants

Eastwood A Cochrane systematic review of computer-based self-management interventions for adults with type 2 diabetes

Smith A systematic review of intervention studies using Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) model components to target behaviours for preventing and managing chronic diseases

Food choice and dietary inequalities

Gillison Juicy June: can a simple one-month snack swapping intervention promote a healthy diet?

Hendry Interventions to promote healthy eating: a systematic review of regulatory approaches

Raats Developing interventions to encourage the use of front of pack nutrition labelling: insights from previous interventions and in-store food decisions

Walker “Not just for girls”: an exploration of UK newspaper representations of eating disorders in males

RCTS, trial logistics, and patient safety

Hrisos Use of theory, evidence and experience to develop “ThinkSAFE”: a multi-faceted intervention to promote patient involvement in improving patient safety

Irvine Getting the message? Novel methods for process evaluation of a behaviour change intervention delivered by mobile phone

Segrott Programme fidelity in a large pragmatic trial: findings from a process evaluation of the Strengthening Families Programme 10-14 UK (SFP10-14UK)

Parallel Session D:

Ageing and emotional wellbeing

Allan A reciprocal relationship between physical activity and executive function in older adults

Kitchen Talking about psoriasis: using creative tasks to explore emotional wellbeing

Kobayashi Health Literacy and Ageing in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

Stathi Project ACE: A pilot study of a peer volunteering intervention for promotion of active ageing in the community

Weight management 

Beeken Preliminary results from the 10 Top Tips (10TT) Trial (ISCRTN 16347068): A randomised controlled trial of habit-based advice for weight control in general practice

Madigan The efficacy of self-weighing as a standalone weight loss intervention: randomised controlled trial (SCALE DOWN)

Sniehotta Systematic development of a scalable and personalised digital intervention to support weight loss maintenance in initially obese adults

Complex interventions, novel delivery methods, and trial issues

Borek Towards better descriptions of group-based health interventions: a reporting checklist

Dwyer Development of an evidence-based checking protocol to prevent errors in Radiotherapy treatment delivery

Finch Improving the Normalization of Complex Interventions (NoMAD): Developing theory-based tools and measures for multiple users across diverse settings

McEachan Getting a foot in the door – experiences of recruitment, acceptability, and fidelity of an antenatal and postnatal intervention to reduce childhood obesity: A feasibility randomised controlled trial

Health professional and education, and family and social determinants

Cate  User experiences of a behaviour change intervention study to  improve adherence to glaucoma medication

Robinson GPs don’t know what obesity looks like and this reduces their likelihood of initiating treatment

Problem Drinking

French Do Televised Alcohol Advertisements Abide by the Rules Regarding the Portrayal of Alcohol in the Code of Broadcast Advertising?

McCambridge Alcohol assessment & feedback by e-mail for university students: main findings from the AMADEUS-1 randomised controlled trial

Pechey Public acceptability of population level interventions to reduce alcohol consumption

Parallel Session E:

Weight mangagement, and physical activity, part 2

Anderson The impact of a weight loss intervention (BeWEL) initiated through a national colorectal cancer screening programme

Brooke Physical activity maintenance in the transition to adolescence: the roles of sport and lifestyle activities in British youth

Johns Multicomponent behavioural weight management programmes v single component programmes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Stroke, blood pressure, and stress

Cooper The role of Social Networks on Health in Stroke

Mellon ‘Act FAST’ when stroke occurs. Are stroke patients listening to this advice?

Schwartz Targets and self-management for the control of blood pressure in stroke and at risk groups(TASMIN-SR): a randomised controlled trial – Assessment of health behaviours

Systematic Reviews

Giles A Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression of the use of Financial Incentives to Encourage Uptake of Healthy Behaviours

Greaves Diabetes prevention in the real world: Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of pragmatic lifestyle interventions for the prevention of type 2 diabetes and of the impact of guideline recommendations on effectiveness

Little A theoretical domains framework analysis of a systematic review of interventions for post-fracture investigation and management of patients at risk of osteoporosis

Thompson Coon Implementation of interventions to reduce inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medications to people with dementia living in residential care: a systematic review


Reed Collaborating with young people through a research advisory group

Helme Finding Funding for Fellowships – how to get a grant (workshop)

Michie BCT Taxonomy v1 (symposium)

Structured discussion Behaviour change interventions in commercial & industry settings: considerations in development, implementation and collaborative working

Newhouse How to optimize e-public health (workshop)

Wardle Personalised genomics and prevention (workshop)

Farquharson Real-time investigation of nurses’ work stress: work tasks, theoretical determinants and retention (symposium)

Mickan Translating knowledge for healthcare practice: mapping information sources (workshop)

Moore Process evaluations of complex public health interventions: new MRC guidance (workshop)


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