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Document ID (ISN)110859
CIS number 10-0355
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Meenan R.T., Vogt T.M., Williams A.E., Stevens V.J., Albright C.L., Nigg C.R.
Title Economic evaluation of a worksite obesity prevention and intervention trial among hotel workers in Hawaii
Bibliographic information Jan. 2010, Vol.52, No.1S, p.S8-S13. 24 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate a work, weight and wellness (3W) programme, a two-year randomized trial of a weight loss program delivered through Hawaii hotel worksites. Data on medical costs, absenteeism and productivity were obtained from the participating hotels. Findings are discussed. 3W's positive clinical outcomes did not translate into immediate economic benefit for participating hotels, although modest cost savings were observed in the trial's second year.
Descriptors (primary) Hawaii; obesity; body weight; health programmes; hotel industry; economic aspects
Descriptors (secondary) USA; work efficiency; sickness absenteeism; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Hotels and restaurants
Nutrition
Physical fitness programmes
Economic aspects