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ERIC Number: EJ1143533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-1153
A Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate Outcomes of a Workplace Self-Management Intervention and an Intensive Monitoring Intervention
Schopp, Laura H.; Clark, Mary J.; Lamberson, William R.; Uhr, David J.; Minor, Marian A.
Health Education Research, v32 n3 p219-232 Jun 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine and compare outcomes of two voluntary workplace health management methods: an adapted worksite self-management (WSM) approach and an intensive health monitoring (IM) approach. Research participants were randomly assigned to either the WSM group or the IM group by a computer-generated list (n = 180; 92 WSM and 88 IM). Participants completed baseline, 3 and 12-month follow-up surveys. Individuals receiving workplace WSM and IM improved in self-efficacy and nearly all health behaviors and health status variables after the intervention, compared to before the intervention. Individuals in the WSM group improved in depression symptoms at 3 and 12 months (P < 0.0001, P < 0.0001), and individuals in the IM group did not improve at either time period (P < 0.1488, P < 0.0521). Participants in the WSM group reported more improvement in physical activity and energy, health interfering less with personal life and daily activities and fewer depression symptoms at follow up, compared to participants in the IM group. This study provided additional support for worksite-based health promotion programs to promote healthy lifestyles and improve health status, and documented effectiveness of both methods, with superior performance and greater scalability for the WSM program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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