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Document ID (ISN)112392
CIS number 12-0153
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bennett J.B., Broome K.M., Schwab-Pilley A., Gilmore P.
Title A web-based approach to address cardiovascular risks in managers - Results of a randomized trial
Bibliographic information Aug. 2011, Vol.53, No.8, p.911-918. Illus. 40 ref.
Internet access A_web-based_approach_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine whether a Web-based health and leadership development programme designed specifically for managers was associated with changes in self-reported and biometric indicators of cardiovascular disease within the context of a randomized control trial. A total of 145 managers from eight organizations participated in a six-month Internet-based programme or a control condition. They completed pre- and posttest assessments that included both self-reported attitudes (on diet, exercise, and mental health) and biometric measures (body weight, waist circumference). The intervention was associated with improvements in dietary attitudes, dietary self-efficacy, and exercise, and reductions in distress symptoms. Women in the program reduced their waist circumference significantly more than controls. The programme showed promise for reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors. Similar results across diverse organizations suggest the program may be useful across industry types.
Descriptors (primary) office work; state of health; cardiovascular diseases; health programmes
Descriptors (secondary) body weight; blood pressure; physical fitness; nutrition; mental health; subjective assessment; case-control study; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Risk evaluation
Mental health
Office work