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Measuring changes in lipid and blood glucose values in the health and wellness program of Prudential Financial, Inc.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20657308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of health promotion programs of Prudential Financial, Inc on biometric measures of blood lipids and glucose.
METHODS: Using actual biometric and self-reported measures of blood lipids and glucose values for the employees of Prudential Financial, Inc, we examined 1) the extent to which self-reported lipid and blood glucose values correlate to laboratory data, 2) whether self-reported and measured lipid values differ for physically active and sedentary employees, and 3) whether participation in a disease management program affects employees' lipid measures.
RESULTS: We found significant differences in self-reported and measured total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein values, although these differences and those for all lipid and blood glucose values were not clinically meaningful. Supporting previous clinical studies, high-density lipoprotein values were significantly higher for fitness center users compared with sedentary employees. Finally, disease management participants showed a significant reduction in total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein during a 3-year period compared with nonparticipants.
CONCLUSIONS: On average, the employees of Prudential Financial, Inc were aware of and accurately reported their lipid and blood glucose levels. Results from this study support the value of evaluating corporate health promotion programs, using measured biometric outcomes.
Meghan E Short; Ron Z Goetzel; Jared S Young; Niranjana M Kowlessar; Rivka C Liss-Levinson; Maryam J Tabrizi; Enid Chung Roemer; Adriano A Sabatelli; Keith Winick; Myrtho Montes; K Andrew Crighton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1536-5948     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Occup. Environ. Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-10     Completed Date:  2010-12-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504688     Medline TA:  J Occup Environ Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  797-806     Citation Subset:  IM    
Thomson Reuters, Washington, DC 20008, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Glucose*
Cholesterol, HDL / blood
Cholesterol, LDL / blood
Cohort Studies
Fitness Centers / utilization
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Health Promotion / methods*
Hyperlipidemias / blood*
Middle Aged
Occupational Health*
Self Report
Triglycerides / blood
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose; 0/Cholesterol, HDL; 0/Cholesterol, LDL; 0/Triglycerides

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