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Walking works wonders: a workplace health intervention evaluated over 24 months

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posted on 30.11.2018, 12:25 authored by Cheryl Haslam, A. Kazi, Myanna Duncan, Ricardo Twumasi, Stacy ClemesStacy Clemes
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.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018)

Pages

1571 - 1578

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.

Source

IEA Congress of the International Ergonomics Association

Publisher

© Springer

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

The final publication is available at Springer via https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96071-5_161.

Acceptance date

01/04/2018

Publication date

2018

ISBN

9783319960708

ISSN

2194-5357

Book series

Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing;824

Language

en

Location

Florence, Italy

Event dates

26th August - 30th August 2018