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Document ID (ISN)67158
CIS number 96-1521
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Craig A., Hancock K.
Title The influence of a healthy lifestyle program in a work environment: A controlled long-term study
Bibliographic information Apr. 1996, Vol.12, No.2, p.193-206. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract A group of university staff participated in a six-week health education programme designed to teach participants the skills needed to self-manage stress. Physical and psychological health assessments were carried out before the programme, on completion of the programme, and again two years later. Compared to a non-participating control group, the treatment group showed significant improvements immediately following the intervention. However, two years after, differences between the two groups were small. While direct intervention can be of great benefit to the individual in the short term, these benefits tend to disappear over time if contact is not maintained.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; mental stress; educational institutions
Descriptors (secondary) blood pressure; social aspects; psychological tests; long-term study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Teaching and educational institutions
Workplace health promotion