This Evidence Snapshot, commissioned by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, identifies evaluated interventions targeting lifestyle risks and behaviours that reduce the risk of chronic disease for adults with disability. A range of intervention strategies were found, focusing on different risks. Of these, the reviewers found good evidence to support the following strategies: consumer education and resources, individualised goals and activities, practical support, involving family/unpaid carers, and staff training. The Snapshot is one of three rapid reviews funded by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission examining effective strategies to improve the health of people with disabilities.
Fehily C, Dray J, Wynne O, Metse A, Bailey J, Lodge S, Bradley T, Bowman J. Interventions to reduce or prevent lifestyle risks for people with disability: an Evidence Snapshot brokered by the Sax Institute for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, 2021.