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Title: Walking works wonders: a tailored workplace intervention evaluated over 24 months
Authors: Haslam, Cheryl
Kazi, A.
Duncan, Myanna
Clemes, Stacy A.
Twumasi, Ricardo
Keywords: Stage of change
Tailored workplace intervention
Physical activity
Sedentary behaviour
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Citation: HASLAM, C. ...et al., 2018. Walking works wonders: a tailored workplace intervention evaluated over 24 months. Ergonomics, 62(1), pp.31-41
Abstract: This article presents longitudinal data from 1120 participants across 10 worksites enrolled in Walking Works Wonders, a tailored intervention designed to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour. The intervention was evaluated over 2 years, using a quasi-experimental design comprising 3 conditions: tailored information; standard information and control. This study explored the impact of the intervention on objective measures (BMI, %Fat, waist circumference, blood pressure and heart rate) and self-reported measures of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, physical and psychological health. Interventions tailored to employees' stage of change significantly reduced BMI and waist circumference compared to standard and control conditions. Employees who received either a standard or tailored intervention demonstrated significantly higher work ability, organizational commitment, job motivation, job satisfaction, and a reduction in intention to quit the organization. The results suggest that adopting a tailored approach to interventions.
Description: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Sponsor: This study was part of a 5 year research project funded by the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme (RES-353-25- 0006; RCUK, led by ESRC).
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2018.1489982
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/33832
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2018.1489982
ISSN: 0014-0139
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