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|Title: ||The impact of a novel Structured Health Intervention for Truckers (SHIFT) on physical activity and cardio-metabolic risk factors|
|Authors: ||Varela-Mato, Veronica|
King, James A.
Edwardson, Charlotte L.
Yates, Thomas E.
Stensel, David J.
Nimmo, Myra A.
Clemes, Stacy A.
|Keywords: ||Lorry drivers|
|Issue Date: ||2017|
|Publisher: ||Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins|
|Citation: ||VARELA-MATO, V. ...et al., 2017. The impact of a novel Structured Health Intervention for Truckers (SHIFT) on physical activity and cardio-metabolic risk factors. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, In Press.|
|Abstract: ||Objective: To examine the effects of implementing a lifestyle health behaviour intervention on cardiovascular risk markers in a sample of lorry drivers. Methods: 57 males participated in the pre-post evaluation of a multicomponent 12-week intervention. Results: Favourable changes in several cardiovascular health indicators were observed, including fasting blood glucose (-0.6mmol/l), LDL-Cholesterol (-0.7mmol/l), total cholesterol (-0.7mmol/l), waist-hip ratio (-0.10) and waist circumference (-2.5cm) (p<.01). The proportion of participants with a >10% risk of a cardiovascular event in the next 10 years reduced by 12% (p<.05). A 21%, 12% and 7.5% reduction in drivers with pre-diabetes (p<.001), undiagnosed diabetes (p<.05) and the metabolic syndrome (p<.05), respectively, was observed. Conclusion: This study highlights the feasibility of implementing a multicomponent health intervention within the transport setting and provides preliminary evidence of its beneficial effects on some markers of health. Key words: lorry drivers, physical activity, sitting time, cardiovascular markers, health intervention, transport setting.|
|Description: ||This paper is in closed access until 12 months after publication.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://journals.lww.com/joem/pages/default.aspx|
|Appears in Collections:||Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)|
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