MSW student Melanie Klokin and Proeschold-Bell et al., have a new paper published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine that explores the effects of a 2-year wellness intervention program for North Carolina's United Methodist Church clergy. The primary outcome was metabolic syndrome (a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors), and the secondary outcomes were stress and depression.
Using data from the Duke University Spirited Life study, authors found a decrease in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome from baseline. These improvements were sustained at 24-month follow-up.
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