Journal article

A Men's Workplace Health Intervention Results of the POWERPLAY Program Pilot Study

Steven T Johnson, Sean Stolp, Cherisse Seaton, Paul Sharp, Cristina M Caperchione, Joan L Bottorff, John L Oliffe, Margaret Jones-Bricker, Sonia Lamont, Kerensa Medhurst, Sally Errey, Theresa Healy

JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To explore physical activity and eating behaviors among men following the implementation of a gender-sensitive, workplace health promotion program. METHODS: Using a pre-post within-subjects design, computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) was used to collect health-related information along with physical activity and fruit/vegetable intake at baseline and after 6 months. RESULTS: At baseline, participants (N = 139) consumed 3.58 servings of fruit and vegetables/day and engaged in an average of 229.77 min/week moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). At 6 months, daily fruit/vegetable intake did not increase, whereas MVPA increased by 112.3 min/week. CONCLUSIONS: The POWE..

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