PeP-SCOT a health coaching intervention for people in prisons: the development of the intervention protocol

A. B. Cinar, C. Jones, D. Richards, F. Fernandes, P. White, R. Freeman (Lead / Corresponding author)

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The need for an alternative approach for health promotion interventions in the prison setting is required since previous work has indicated that health education interventions while improving health knowledge do not result in behaviour change. Evidence has suggested that a health coaching intervention assist in this regard, however, the question remained whether this approach would be appropriate and possible in the prison setting. This Dental Public Health in Action paper presents the public health strategies used to work in partnership with prison management, to address challenges and accept opportunities as we developed a health coaching intervention protocol for oral health and wellbeing in the prison setting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalCommunity Dental Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017



  • Prison
  • Oral health improvement
  • Health coaching

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