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The impact of a novel Structured Health Intervention for Truckers (SHIFT) on physical activity and cardio-metabolic risk factors

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posted on 04.09.2017 by Veronica Varela-Mato, Nick Caddick, James King, Vicki Johnson, Charlotte L. Edwardson, Thomas E. Yates, David Stensel, Heather Daly, Myra A. Nimmo, Stacy Clemes
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.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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.

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

27/07/2017

Publication date

2018-04-01

Notes

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

ISSN

1076-2752

Language

en

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