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A structured health intervention for truckers (SHIFT): A process evaluation of a pilot health intervention in a transport company

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posted on 15.12.2017 by Veronica Varela-Mato, Nick Caddick, James King, Thomas E. Yates, David Stensel, Myra A. Nimmo, Stacy Clemes
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.

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Published in

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Volume

60

Issue

4

Pages

377-385

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.

Publisher

Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

11/12/2017

Publication date

2018-04-01

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This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in 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.

ISSN

1076-2752

eISSN

1536-5948

Language

en

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