Weight loss among female health care workers- a 1-year workplace based randomized controlled trial in the FINALE-health study

Jeanette Reffstrup Christensen, Kristian Overgaard, Isabella G Carneiro, Andreas Holtermann, Karen Søgaard

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ABSTRACT: Background Weight management constitutes a substantial problem particularly among groups of low socio-economic status. Interventions at work places may be a solution, but high quality worksite interventions documenting prolonged weight loss are lacking. This paper presents results of an intervention aimed to achieve a 12 months weight loss among overweight health care workers. Methods Ninety-eight overweight female health care workers were randomized into an intervention or a reference group. The intervention consisted of diet, physical exercise and cognitive behavioral training during working hours 1 hour/week. The reference group was offered monthly oral presentations. Several anthropometric measures, blood pressure, cardiorespiratory fitness, maximal muscle strength, and musculoskeletal pain were measured before and after the 12-months intervention period. Data were analyzed by intention-to-treat analysis. Results The intervention group significantly reduced body weight by 6.1 kg (p
Original languageEnglish
JournalB M C Public Health
Volume12
Issue number625
Number of pages10
ISSN1471-2458
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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