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Document ID (ISN)62591
CIS number 94-1253
ISSN - Serial title 0090-0036 - American Journal of Public Health
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jeffery R.W., Forster J.L., French S.A., Kelder S.H., Lando H.A., McGovern P.G., Jacobs D.R., Baxter J.E.
Title The healthy worker project - A work-site intervention for weight control and smoking cessation
Bibliographic information Mar. 1993, Vol.83, No.3, p.395-401. 54 ref.
Abstract A randomized trial was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a work-site health promotion programme in reducing obesity and cigarette smoking. Thirty-two worksites were randomized to treatment or no treatment for two years. Treatment consisted of health education classes combined with a payroll-based incentive system. Evaluation was based on cohort and cross-sectional surveys. Results showed that of 10,000 total employees in treatment worksites, 2,041 and 270 participated in weight control and smoking cessation programmes, respectively. Weight loss averaged 4.8lbs, and 43% of smoking participants quit. Net two-year reductions in smoking prevalence in treatment compared to control worksites were 4.0% and 2.1% in cross-sectional and cohort surveys, respectively. No treatment effect was found for weight. Treatment effects for smoking prevalence and weight were both positively correlated with participation rates in the intervention programmes (r=0.45 for smoking and r=0.55 for weight).
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; smoking; loss of weight; programme evaluation; obesity
Descriptors (secondary) USA; Minnesota
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Metabolic diseases
Workplace health promotion