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Table 2 Type of interventions included in our sample by impact category (n = 50)

From: Does health intervention research have real world policy and practice impacts: testing a new impact assessment tool

Impact category Primary prevention/Health promotion Early intervention/Screening Treatment/management of an illness/disease/disorder
n = 18 (36%) n = 12 (24%) n = 20 (40%)
No impact n = 15 (48%)* n = 5 (16%) n = 11 (36%)
n = 31 (62%) Adolescent Mental Health Childhood obesity Alcohol misuse
Alcohol Family violence Allergy/Asthma
Allergy prevention Parenting skills Anorexia
Childhood injury (ATSI) Premature infants Arthritis (2)
Childhood obesity (Low SES) Suicide SUD Asthma
Falls prevention (3) Cancer (2)
Healthy ageing (2) Diabetes
Hospital acquired infection Post-traumatic stress
Sports injuries Renal disease
Tobacco (ATSI) (2)
Tobacco (CALD)
Impact n = 3 (16%)* n = 7 (37%) n = 9 (47%)
n = 19 (38%) Adolescent health Bowel cancer (2) Anorexia
Falls prevention (2) Chronic disease (ATSI) Arthritis (2)
Language delay Childhood obesity
Maternal & infant health Dental decay
Parenting skills (2) Depression
Neck Pain
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Post-traumatic stress
  1. *Fishers exact test P = 0.03.
  2. ATSI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander; CALD, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse; SES, Socio-economic status; SUD: Substance Use Disorder.