Scotland is more motivated to turn knowledge into action

Over the past 12 years, Scotland has seen clear improvements in health knowledge, motivation and behavior, with many more people actively striving for better long-term health. A report, which analysed data collated by the Health Education Population Survey (HEPS) from 1996 to 2007, has been produced by NHS Health Scotland, Scotland’s national agency for improving health – Know, Feel, Do? Health behaviour change in Scotland, 1996 to 2007 – assessed the direction and extent of change in adult health behaviour, knowledge and motivation across three health topics: smoking, physical activity and healthy eating. In addition, the findings for each topic were combined to assess overall progress in health improvement in the period 1996 to 2007.

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