The Impact of a Novel Structured Health Intervention for Truckers (SHIFT) on Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

Varela Mato, Veronica and Caddick, Nick and King, James A. and Johnson, Vicki and Edwardson, Charlotte and Yates, Thomas and Stensel, David J. and Daly, Heather and Nimmo, Myra A. and Clemes, Stacy A. (2018) The Impact of a Novel Structured Health Intervention for Truckers (SHIFT) on Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60 (4). pp. 368-376. ISSN 1536-5948

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001128

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of implementing a lifestyle health behavior intervention on cardiovascular risk markers in a sample of lorry drivers. Methods: Fifty-seven males participated in the pre-post evaluation of a multicomponent 12-week intervention. Results: Favorable changes in several cardiovascular health indicators were observed, including fasting blood glucose (−0.6 mmol/L), LDL-Cholesterol (−0.7 mmol/L), total cholesterol (−0.7 mmol/L), waist-hip ratio (−0.10), and waist circumference (−2.5 cm) (P < 0.01). The proportion of participants with a more than 10% risk of a cardiovascular event in the next 10 years was reduced by 12% (P < 0.05). A 21%, 12%, and 7.5% reduction in drivers with pre-diabetes (P < 0.001), undiagnosed diabetes (P < 0.05), and the metabolic syndrome (P < 0.05), respectively, was observed. Conclusion: This study highlights the feasibility of implementing a multicomponent health intervention within the transport setting and provides preliminary evidence of its beneficial effects on some markers of health.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Available at: https://research.birmingham.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/the-impact-of-a-novel-structured-health-intervention-for-truckers-shift-on-physical-activity-and-cardiometabolic-risk-factors(81dc6537-f1d8-4ba7-962b-4b14f9b8b137).html
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2019 08:57
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 15:58
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704795

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