Evaluation of a Workplace Health Promotion Program in the Change of Health Behaviors

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151401
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Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of a Workplace Health Promotion Program in the Change of Health Behaviors
Abstract:
Evaluation of a Workplace Health Promotion Program in the Change of Health Behaviors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Huang, Jing-Juin, RN
P.I. Institution Name:National Cheng Kung University
Title:Instructor
Co-Authors:Ching-Huey Chen, PhD, RN; Miaofen Yen, RN, PhD
Evaluation of a Workplace Health Promotion Program In the Change of Health Behaviors The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of a workplace health promotion program (WHPP) in the change of health behaviors among 465 employees in one of the factory in southern Taiwan. All of the program participants were diagnosed as either hypertensives or hyperlipidermics. The researchers was responsible for the design and provision of the WHPP including discussion on smoking, drinking, physical exercise, dietary management, stress management, and medical taking behavior. The WHPP contained a three and half hours conference and the phone call follow up every 2 weeks after the conference for 6 months. The health behaviors before and after the WHPP were analyzed. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data in participants? smoking and drinking habits, physical exercise, dietary management, stress management, and medication taking behavior. After the program, the results showed that the percentage of the non-smokers increased by 5.7%, the employees taking regular exercise increased by 19.9%, having healthy dietary increased by 20.9%, stress relaxing behaviors increased by 19.2 %, and adherence in drug taking behaviors increased by 18.8%. Improvement of drinking behavior was significantly related to the decrease in body mass index, and body fat among participants (F = 5.739, p < .001; F = 4.15, p < .05; F = 4.51). The participants who conducted regular exercise showed significant lower body fat and waist-buttock ratio than those without regular exercise (F=3.527,p< .05; F=3.024,p<.05). There is a significant correlation between improvement in stress management and decrease in triglyceride level (F = 3.17, p < .05). Further study is needed to evaluate the long-term effects of the WHPP. Key words: workplace health promotion, the change of health behaviors
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of a Workplace Health Promotion Program in the Change of Health Behaviorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151401-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluation of a Workplace Health Promotion Program in the Change of Health Behaviors</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Huang, Jing-Juin, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Cheng Kung University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jjh.huang@msa.hinet.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ching-Huey Chen, PhD, RN; Miaofen Yen, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Evaluation of a Workplace Health Promotion Program In the Change of Health Behaviors The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of a workplace health promotion program (WHPP) in the change of health behaviors among 465 employees in one of the factory in southern Taiwan. All of the program participants were diagnosed as either hypertensives or hyperlipidermics. The researchers was responsible for the design and provision of the WHPP including discussion on smoking, drinking, physical exercise, dietary management, stress management, and medical taking behavior. The WHPP contained a three and half hours conference and the phone call follow up every 2 weeks after the conference for 6 months. The health behaviors before and after the WHPP were analyzed. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data in participants? smoking and drinking habits, physical exercise, dietary management, stress management, and medication taking behavior. After the program, the results showed that the percentage of the non-smokers increased by 5.7%, the employees taking regular exercise increased by 19.9%, having healthy dietary increased by 20.9%, stress relaxing behaviors increased by 19.2 %, and adherence in drug taking behaviors increased by 18.8%. Improvement of drinking behavior was significantly related to the decrease in body mass index, and body fat among participants (F = 5.739, p &lt; .001; F = 4.15, p &lt; .05; F = 4.51). The participants who conducted regular exercise showed significant lower body fat and waist-buttock ratio than those without regular exercise (F=3.527,p&lt; .05; F=3.024,p&lt;.05). There is a significant correlation between improvement in stress management and decrease in triglyceride level (F = 3.17, p &lt; .05). Further study is needed to evaluate the long-term effects of the WHPP. Key words: workplace health promotion, the change of health behaviors</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:01:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:01:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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