Impact of a pedometer-based workplace health program on cardiovascular and diabetes risk profile

Freak-Poli, Rosanne, Wolfe, Rory, Backholer, Kathryn, de Courten, Maximillian and Peeters, Anna 2011, Impact of a pedometer-based workplace health program on cardiovascular and diabetes risk profile, Preventive medicine, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 162-171, doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2011.06.005.

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Title Impact of a pedometer-based workplace health program on cardiovascular and diabetes risk profile
Author(s) Freak-Poli, Rosanne
Wolfe, Rory
Backholer, KathrynORCID iD for Backholer, Kathryn orcid.org/0000-0002-3323-575X
de Courten, Maximillian
Peeters, AnnaORCID iD for Peeters, Anna orcid.org/0000-0003-4340-9132
Journal name Preventive medicine
Volume number 53
Issue number 3
Start page 162
End page 171
Total pages 10
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2011-09
ISSN 1096-0260
Keyword(s) Adult
Australia
Body Mass Index
Cardiovascular Diseases
Confidence Intervals
Diabetes Mellitus
Exercise Test
Female
Health Behavior
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Promotion
Humans
Male
Motor Activity
Nutritional Status
Occupational Health
Odds Ratio
Program Development
Program Evaluation
Risk Assessment
Time Factors
Walking
Workplace
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Medicine, General & Internal
General & Internal Medicine
PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SCI
Cardiovascular disease
Diabetes
Risk factor
Risk factor reduction
Prevention
Health prevention
Intervention
Evaluation
Physical activity
Sedentary
INCREASE PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY
OBESITY PREVENTION PROGRAM
DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
WEIGHT-LOSS
LIFE-STYLE
ACTIVITY INTERVENTION
CONTROLLED-TRIAL
VEGETABLE INTAKE
BALANCE-PROJECT
NHF-NRG
Summary OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether participation in a four-month, pedometer-based, physical activity, workplace health programme results in an improvement in risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. METHODS: Adults employed within Australia in primarily sedentary occupations and voluntarily enrolled in a workplace programme, the Global Corporate Challenge®, aimed at increasing physical activity were recruited. Data included demographic, behavioural, anthropometric and biomedical measurements. Measures were compared between baseline and four-months. RESULTS: 762 participants were recruited in April/May 2008 with 79% returning. Improvements between baseline and four-months amongst programme participants were observed for physical activity (an increase of 6.5% in the proportion meeting guidelines, OR(95%CI): 1.7(1.1, 2.5)), fruit intake (4%, OR: 1.7(1.0, 3.0)), vegetable intake (2%, OR: 1.3(1.0, 1.8)), sitting time (-0.6(-0.9, -0.3) hours/day), blood pressure (systolic: -1.8(-3.1, -.05) mmHg; diastolic: -1.8(-2.4, -1.3) mmHg) and waist circumference (-1.6(-2.4, -0.7) cm). In contrast, an increase was found for fasting total cholesterol (0.3(0.1, 0.4) mmol/L) and triglycerides (0.1(0.0, 0.1) mmol/L). CONCLUSION: Completion of this four-month, pedometer-based, physical activity, workplace programme was associated with improvements in behavioural and anthropometric risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Long-term evaluation is required to evaluate the potential of such programmes to prevent the onset of chronic disease.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2011.06.005
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
1106 Human Movement And Sports Science
1117 Public Health And Health Services
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2011, Elsevier
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