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ERIC Number: ED358048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluation of a Work-Site Health-Promotion Program Emphasizing Leisure Awareness within a Navy Command. Executive Summary.
Holser, Mary Ann
The Life Enhancement Afloat-Ashore Program (LEAAP) was a comprehensive worksite health program implemented on five U.S. Navy commands. It addressed substance abuse, fitness, life enhancement skills and behaviors, and recreation awareness and opportunity. The program included videotape education sessions at the worksite; command-sponsored health, fitness, and leisure events; health-related print media; and personal feedback from health risk appraisals. Former separate efforts in these areas were integrated at the command level, with leadership and support coming from the commanding officer. The program's effectiveness was evaluated using one experimental surface command and one comparison command not participating in LEAAP. The major impact of LEAAP was the significant reduction of alcohol use--LEAAP command moderate and light drinkers reduced their alcohol consumption. Reports from command leadership and the Regional Fleet Recreation Coordinator indicate that actual implementation of LEAAP accomplished only about 60 percent of the projected program. For example, only 21 of a possible 59 videos were shown, and media materials, contests, and leisure events were not well publicized due to lack of funding and leadership. Support for LEAAP often did not filter down through the ranks. Two appendices, which comprise more than half the paper, present data tables and are excerpted from volumes 1 and 2 of the final report. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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