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
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..View full abstract
Awarded by Centre-grant - Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (Melbourne, Australia)
The implementation of the study was fully funded by the Health Promotion Board (Singapore). The funding body had no role in the analysis and interpretation of the data. ADL's contributions were supported by Centre-grant funding from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (Melbourne, Australia) (grant #15732).