Journal article

A comprehensive worksite cancer prevention intervention: Behavior change results from a randomized controlled trial (United States)

G Sorensen, AM Stoddard, AD LaMontagne, K Emmons, MK Hunt, R Youngstrom, D McLellan, DC Christiani

JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY | JOURNAL PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY | Published : 2003

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Workplace cancer prevention initiatives have been least successful with blue-collar workers. This study assesses whether an intervention integrating health promotion with occupational health and safety results in significant and meaningful increases in smoking cessation and consumption of fruits and vegetables, compared to a standard health promotion intervention, for workers overall and for blue-collar workers in particular. METHODS: A randomized controlled design was used, with 15 manufacturing worksites assigned to a health promotion (HP) or a health promotion plus occupational health and safety intervention (HP/OHS), and compared from baseline (1997) to final (1999). The respo..

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