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Worksite physical activity interventions and obesity: a review of European studies (the HOPE project)

Anne Vuillemin, Cyrus Rostami, Lea Maes UGent, Eveline Van Cauwenberghe UGent, Frank J Van Lenthe, Johannes Brug, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij UGent and Jean-Michel Oppert (2011) OBESITY FACTS. 4(6). p.479-488
abstract
Objective: Our aim was to review the effectiveness of physical activity promotion interventions in the worksite setting in Europe in order to identify those studies that had measured obesity-related outcomes and to evaluate how external validity of the findings had been assessed. Methods: We conducted a review of studies conducted in Europe, published up to December 2009. We assessed levels of evidence regarding effectiveness and analysed external validity using the RE-AIM framework. Results: Studies included (n = 33) were divided in 6 intervention categories. Moderate evidence of effectiveness was found for physical fitness outcomes with exercise training interventions and for physical activity outcomes with active commuting interventions. There was no or inconclusive evidence for obesity-related outcomes for all intervention categories. For external validity, elements receiving the least attention (<20%) were representativeness of participants, setting-level inclusion/exclusion criteria and representativeness, characteristics regarding intervention staff, implementation of intervention, costs, long-term effects and programme sustainability. Conclusions: Active commuting and exercise training appear as promising approaches to promote physical activity or fitness in the workplace. The effect of interventions on obesity-related outcomes remains to be further investigated. There is a need to better report elements of generalizability and dissemination for translation into practice of worksite physical activity interventions.
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STAIR USE, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYMPTOMS, CARDIOVASCULAR RISK, FEMALE EMPLOYEES, OFFICE WORKERS, PUBLIC-HEALTH, EXERCISE INTERVENTION, HEALTH-PROMOTION PROGRAM, RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL, External validity, Physical activity, Obesity, Intervention studies, Worksite, QUALITY-OF-LIFE
journal title
OBESITY FACTS
Obes. Facts
volume
4
issue
6
pages
479 - 488
Web of Science type
Review
Web of Science id
000299080100010
JCR category
NUTRITION & DIETETICS
JCR impact factor
1.856 (2011)
JCR rank
42/71 (2011)
JCR quartile
3 (2011)
ISSN
1662-4025
DOI
10.1159/000335255
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2022243
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2022243
date created
2012-02-07 13:43:29
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2016-12-19 15:42:01
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  abstract     = {Objective: Our aim was to review the effectiveness of physical activity promotion interventions in the worksite setting in Europe in order to identify those studies that had measured obesity-related outcomes and to evaluate how external validity of the findings had been assessed. Methods: We conducted a review of studies conducted in Europe, published up to December 2009. We assessed levels of evidence regarding effectiveness and analysed external validity using the RE-AIM framework. Results: Studies included (n = 33) were divided in 6 intervention categories. Moderate evidence of effectiveness was found for physical fitness outcomes with exercise training interventions and for physical activity outcomes with active commuting interventions. There was no or inconclusive evidence for obesity-related outcomes for all intervention categories. For external validity, elements receiving the least attention ({\textlangle}20\%) were representativeness of participants, setting-level inclusion/exclusion criteria and representativeness, characteristics regarding intervention staff, implementation of intervention, costs, long-term effects and programme sustainability. Conclusions: Active commuting and exercise training appear as promising approaches to promote physical activity or fitness in the workplace. The effect of interventions on obesity-related outcomes remains to be further investigated. There is a need to better report elements of generalizability and dissemination for translation into practice of worksite physical activity interventions.},
  author       = {Vuillemin, Anne and Rostami, Cyrus and Maes, Lea and Van Cauwenberghe, Eveline and Van Lenthe, Frank J and Brug, Johannes and De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse and Oppert, Jean-Michel},
  issn         = {1662-4025},
  journal      = {OBESITY FACTS},
  keyword      = {STAIR USE,MUSCULOSKELETAL SYMPTOMS,CARDIOVASCULAR RISK,FEMALE EMPLOYEES,OFFICE WORKERS,PUBLIC-HEALTH,EXERCISE INTERVENTION,HEALTH-PROMOTION PROGRAM,RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL,External validity,Physical activity,Obesity,Intervention studies,Worksite,QUALITY-OF-LIFE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {479--488},
  title        = {Worksite physical activity interventions and obesity: a review of European studies (the HOPE project)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000335255},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Vuillemin, Anne, Cyrus Rostami, Lea Maes, Eveline Van Cauwenberghe, Frank J Van Lenthe, Johannes Brug, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, and Jean-Michel Oppert. 2011. “Worksite Physical Activity Interventions and Obesity: a Review of European Studies (the HOPE Project).” Obesity Facts 4 (6): 479–488.
APA
Vuillemin, A., Rostami, C., Maes, L., Van Cauwenberghe, E., Van Lenthe, F. J., Brug, J., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., et al. (2011). Worksite physical activity interventions and obesity: a review of European studies (the HOPE project). OBESITY FACTS, 4(6), 479–488.
Vancouver
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Vuillemin A, Rostami C, Maes L, Van Cauwenberghe E, Van Lenthe FJ, Brug J, et al. Worksite physical activity interventions and obesity: a review of European studies (the HOPE project). OBESITY FACTS. 2011;4(6):479–88.
MLA
Vuillemin, Anne, Cyrus Rostami, Lea Maes, et al. “Worksite Physical Activity Interventions and Obesity: a Review of European Studies (the HOPE Project).” OBESITY FACTS 4.6 (2011): 479–488. Print.