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Evaluation of a multicomponent workplace health promotion program conducted in Japan for improving employees' cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Prev Med. 2001 Dec; 33(6):571-7.PM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The long-term effectiveness of multicomponent worksite health promotion programs targeting cardiovascular disease risk factors remains unclear in Japan. This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of such a health promotion program consisting of a main program provided over 4 days and a follow-up program provided over 1 year.

METHODS

The subjects of this randomized controlled trial were male employees working for a building maintenance company in Japan. The intervention group (n = 152) and the control group (n = 150) consisted of employees having abnormal findings in at least one of the following items at baseline health examination: body mass index (BMI), systolic (SBP) or diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and fasting blood glucose. Evaluation was conducted at 18 months after the main program.

RESULTS

BMI, SBP, total cholesterol, and triglycerides improved significantly in the intervention group compared with the control group (P < 0.05). When comparisons were limited to those who showed abnormality at baseline, BMI, total cholesterol, and triglycerides improved significantly in the intervention group (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSIONS

The multicomponent health promotion program provided to employees was shown to be effective in improving obesity, high blood pressure, and hyperlipidemia when evaluated 18 months after the main intervention program.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, 113-8421, Japan. mutot@med.juntendo.ac.jpNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11716652

Citation

Muto, T, and K Yamauchi. "Evaluation of a Multicomponent Workplace Health Promotion Program Conducted in Japan for Improving Employees' Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors." Preventive Medicine, vol. 33, no. 6, 2001, pp. 571-7.
Muto T, Yamauchi K. Evaluation of a multicomponent workplace health promotion program conducted in Japan for improving employees' cardiovascular disease risk factors. Prev Med. 2001;33(6):571-7.
Muto, T., & Yamauchi, K. (2001). Evaluation of a multicomponent workplace health promotion program conducted in Japan for improving employees' cardiovascular disease risk factors. Preventive Medicine, 33(6), 571-7.
Muto T, Yamauchi K. Evaluation of a Multicomponent Workplace Health Promotion Program Conducted in Japan for Improving Employees' Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors. Prev Med. 2001;33(6):571-7. PubMed PMID: 11716652.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Evaluation of a multicomponent workplace health promotion program conducted in Japan for improving employees' cardiovascular disease risk factors. AU - Muto,T, AU - Yamauchi,K, PY - 2001/11/22/pubmed PY - 2002/1/31/medline PY - 2001/11/22/entrez SP - 571 EP - 7 JF - Preventive medicine JO - Prev Med VL - 33 IS - 6 N2 - BACKGROUND: The long-term effectiveness of multicomponent worksite health promotion programs targeting cardiovascular disease risk factors remains unclear in Japan. This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of such a health promotion program consisting of a main program provided over 4 days and a follow-up program provided over 1 year. METHODS: The subjects of this randomized controlled trial were male employees working for a building maintenance company in Japan. The intervention group (n = 152) and the control group (n = 150) consisted of employees having abnormal findings in at least one of the following items at baseline health examination: body mass index (BMI), systolic (SBP) or diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and fasting blood glucose. Evaluation was conducted at 18 months after the main program. RESULTS: BMI, SBP, total cholesterol, and triglycerides improved significantly in the intervention group compared with the control group (P < 0.05). When comparisons were limited to those who showed abnormality at baseline, BMI, total cholesterol, and triglycerides improved significantly in the intervention group (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The multicomponent health promotion program provided to employees was shown to be effective in improving obesity, high blood pressure, and hyperlipidemia when evaluated 18 months after the main intervention program. SN - 0091-7435 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11716652/Evaluation_of_a_multicomponent_workplace_health_promotion_program_conducted_in_Japan_for_improving_employees'_cardiovascular_disease_risk_factors_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0091-7435(01)90923-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -