The effects of workplace physical activity interventions in men : a systematic review

Wong, Jason Y.L., Gilson, Nicholas D., Uffelen, Jannique G.Z. and Brown, Wendy J. 2012, The effects of workplace physical activity interventions in men : a systematic review, American journal of men's health, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 303-313, doi: 10.1177/1557988312436575.

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Title The effects of workplace physical activity interventions in men : a systematic review
Author(s) Wong, Jason Y.L.
Gilson, Nicholas D.
Uffelen, Jannique G.Z.
Brown, Wendy J.
Journal name American journal of men's health
Volume number 6
Issue number 4
Start page 303
End page 313
Total pages 11
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1557-9891
Keyword(s) workplace
physical activity
systematic review
Summary The workplace is cited as a promising setting for physical activity (PA) promotion, but workplace PA interventions tend not to specifically target men. The aim of this article was to review the literature on workplace PA interventions for men and to identify key issues for future intervention development. Articles targeting PA at the workplace were located through a structured database search. Information on intervention strategies and PA outcomes were extracted. Only 13 studies (10.5%) reviewed focused on men, of which 5 showed significant increases in PA. These studies used generic, multicomponent, health promotion strategies with a variety of timeframes, self-report PA measures, and PA outcomes. The systematic review identified that evidence on the effectiveness of workplace PA interventions for men is equivocal and highlighted methodological concerns. Future research should use reliable and valid measures of PA and interventions that focus specifically on men’s needs and PA preferences.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1557988312436575
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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