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Workplace-Based Participatory Approach to Weight Loss for Correctional Employees.
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PMID:  23291996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate the effectiveness of a participatory approach using an employee design team for a 12-week weight-loss program with an 8-week follow-up. METHODS:: Twenty-four employees with mean [standard error (SE)] for weight 233.24 lb [8.16], body mass index 33.29 kg/cm [0.82], and age 42.7 years [1.5] participated in the study, among whom 75% were men and 25% women. RESULTS:: Significant reductions in weight, body mass index, and waist circumference (among men) were observed before and after intervention (P < 0.05). About 73% and 68% of the variation in weight change (P < 0.01) and waist circumference (P < 0.01), respectively, were explained by Nutrition Knowledge and Exercise Confidence scores after controlling for gender and age. CONCLUSIONS:: A participatory program with employee involvement resulted in positive outcomes. Increasing participants' knowledge and providing skills to manage their weight seem to change their attitudes, resulting in better outcomes.
Lindsay Ferraro; Pouran D Faghri; Robert Henning; Martin Cherniack;
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-5948     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Occup. Environ. Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9504688     Medline TA:  J Occup Environ Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the Departments of Allied Health Sciences (Ms Ferraro and Dr Faghri), Psychology (Dr Henning), and Medicine (Dr Cherniack), University of Connecticut, Stores, Conn.
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