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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
Caddick, Nick
King, James A.
Johnson, Vicki
Edwardson, Charlotte L.
Yates, Thomas E.
Stensel, David J.
Daly, Heather
Nimmo, Myra A.
Clemes, Stacy A.
Keywords: Lorry drivers
Physical activity
Sitting time
Cardiovascular markers
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Citation: VARELA-MATO, V. ...et al., 2018. 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, 60 (4), pp.368–376.
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 closed access until 1 April 2019.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001128
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26354
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001128
ISSN: 1076-2752
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