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Document ID (ISN)100737
CIS number 02-1699
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Janer G., Sala M., Kogevinas M.
Title Health promotion trials at worksites and risk factors for cancer
Bibliographic information June 2002, Vol.28, No.3, p.141-157. Illus. 76 ref.
Abstract 45 worksite health promotion programmes following specific quality criteria were selected and estimated for behavioural changes in cancer risk factors and the effectiveness of different intervention components. Tobacco control programmes found quit rates of about 5% with relapse rates of 40% to 80% at 6 months after the intervention. Effectiveness increased with the duration of the intervention for at least 6 months, repeated contacts with the participants, continuous support and tailored messages. There was less evidence for the long-term effectiveness of incentives. Programmes on diet, alcohol, physical activity, overweight and solar radiation showed the same positive trends. The overall evidence indicates a modest but positive effect of health promotion programmes at worksites.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; programme evaluation; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) solar radiation; literature survey; safety consciousness; physical fitness programmes; workers' participation; nutrition; obesity; human behaviour; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Workers' participation
Physical fitness programmes