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Title: A structured health intervention for truckers (SHIFT): A process evaluation of a pilot health intervention in a transport company
Authors: Varela-Mato, Veronica
Caddick, Nick
King, James A.
Yates, Thomas E.
Stensel, David J.
Nimmo, Myra A.
Clemes, Stacy A.
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Citation: VARELA-MATO, V. ... et al, 2017. A structured health intervention for truckers (SHIFT): A process evaluation of a pilot health intervention in a transport company. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60(4), pp.377–385.
Abstract: Objectives: To undertake a process-evaluation of a Structured Health Intervention for Truckers (SHIFT) implemented in a sample of UK lorry drivers. Methods: A combination of ‘debrief interviews’, focus groups and one-to-one interviews, in addition to observations and reflections of the two lead researchers were used to collect data on the acceptability of SHIFT from a group of 16 lorry drivers and 4 transport managers. Results: The SHIFT program was considered relevant and acceptable to lorry drivers. It provided them with health information tailored to their specific health needs, long-lasting tools and techniques, which helped to raise their awareness of key health issues and helped to stimulate lifestyle changes during their daily routine. Conclusion: This process-evaluation suggests that the SHIFT program should now be evaluated on a larger scale and tested through fully randomised controlled trials.
Description: This paper is closed access until 12 months after publication.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001258
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27802
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001258
ISSN: 1076-2752
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