Journal article

Efficacy of a workplace osteoporosis prevention intervention: a cluster randomized trial

Ai May Tan, Anthony D LaMontagne, Dallas R English, Peter Howard

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is a debilitating disease. Adequate calcium consumption and physical activity are the two major modifiable risk factors. This paper describes the major outcomes and efficacy of a workplace-based targeted behaviour change intervention to improve the dietary and physical activity behaviours of working women in sedentary occupations in Singapore. METHODS: A cluster-randomized design was used, comparing the efficacy of a tailored intervention to standard care. Workplaces were the units of randomization and intervention. Sixteen workplaces were recruited from a pool of 97, and randomly assigned to intervention and control arms (eight workplaces in each). Women meeting spe..

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