Diet, physical exercise and cognitive behavioral training as a combined workplace based intervention to reduce body weight and increase physical capacity in health care workers - a randomized controlled trial
Health care workers comprise a high-risk workgroup with respect to deterioration and early retirement. There is high prevalence of obesity and many of the workers are overweight. Together, these factors play a significant role in the health-related problems within this sector. The present study evaluates the effects of the first 3-months of a cluster randomized controlled lifestyle intervention among health care workers. The intervention addresses body weight, general health variables, physical capacity and musculoskeletal pain.
B M C Public Health, 2011, Vol 11
Adult; Blood Pressure; Cognitive Therapy; Diet; Exercise; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Health Personnel; Health Promotion; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Musculoskeletal Pain; Occupational Health Services; Program Evaluation; Weight Reduction Programs; Work Capacity Evaluation; Workplace