At the end of this study the authors produced a Lifestyle Redesign manual which summarises the programme model.
In adapting the Lifestyle Redesign programme to fit the Aotearoa New Zealand context it would be important to incorporate a Maori perspective of health.
Currently, international evidence supports the success of occupational therapy intervention in primary health care promotion (Clark et al., 1997; Mountain et al., 2008), whether through the Lifestyle Redesign programme or in conjunction with other strategies (Scott, Butin,Tewfik, Burkardt, Mandel, & Nelson 2001).
Moreover, the Lifestyle Redesign is an internationally renowned programme that can be used to guide the implementation of health promotion grounded in occupational therapy.
Over three years, 361 seniors received either group-based lifestyle redesign
interventions led by an occupational therapist, or group-based social activities led by a non-professional, or no intervention at all.