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Title: Walking works wonders: a workplace health intervention evaluated over 24 months
Authors: Haslam, Cheryl
Kazi, A.
Duncan, Myanna
Twumasi, Ricardo
Clemes, Stacy A.
Keywords: Workplace health
Older workers
Physical activity
Sedentary behaviour
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © Springer
Citation: HASLAM, C. ... et al, 2018. Walking works wonders: a workplace health intervention evaluated over 24 months. IN: Bagnara, S. ... et al. (eds). Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018). Cham: Springer, pp.1571 -1578.
Series/Report no.: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing;824
Abstract: Walking Works Wonders (WWW) is a workplace intervention designed to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour. WWW involves tailoring health information according to employees’ readiness for change. The approach recognises that when attempting to motivate behaviour change, success is greater when interventions align with recipients’ attitudes and beliefs. The impact of the tailored approach was investigated by comparing tailored interventions with standard conditions and control groups in a 24-month longitudinal study in 10 worksites across the UK. Employees who received either a standard or tailored intervention demonstrated significantly higher self-reported work ability and improved organizational commitment, job motivation, job satisfaction, and a reduction in intention to quit the organization. The tailored interventions significantly reduced BMI and waist circumference compared to standard and control conditions. Workplace health interventions designed to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour are likely to be more effective where the information is tailored to employees’ readiness to change.
Description: This paper is closed access until 11 August 2019. This paper was presented at the IEA Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Florence, Italy, 26-30 August 2018.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96071-5_161
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/36277
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96071-5_161
ISBN: 9783319960708
ISSN: 2194-5357
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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