Project

Health economic aspects of physical exercise, balanced nutrition, and a healthy lifestyle in general

Duration
01 March 2008 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Ghent University funding
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
healthy lifestyle physical exercise nutrition cost-effectiveness
 
Project description

This project aims to assess the cost-effectiveness of prevention focussed on physical exercise, balanced nutrition, and a healthy lifestyle in general. It consists of a literature review, a cost-of-illness study, a quasi-experimental design in the community setting and a decision analytical model to translate the findings into long-term health and economic consequences.