A Multidimensional Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce the Risk of Metabolic Disorders in Older Workers in Taiwan
The study was aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a multidimensional worksite intervention program to reduce the severity of metabolic disorders in older workers in Taiwan.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||A Multidimensional Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce the Risk of Metabolic Disorders in Older Workers in Taiwan|
- Changes in anthropometric and srum biochemical indicators. [ Time Frame: At baseline (week 0) and endpoint (week 24) of the intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Body weight (BW), body height, waist circumference, Body mass index (BMI), arterial blood pressure (BP), serum total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), triglycerides (TG) and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) concentrations
- Lifestyle factors [ Time Frame: At baseline (week 0) and endpoint (week 24) of the intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Physical activity, food consumption frequency and self-reported sleep and sedentary hours.
|Study Start Date:||January 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: reference group
They continued their daily routine.
Experimental: Multidimensional lifestyle intervention
The multidimensional lifestyle intervention program received motivational activities to improve awareness of the impact of lifestyle on chronic diseases and the importance of self-health management.
Behavioral: Multidimensional lifestyle intervention
Lecture series to increase awareness of the relationship of lifestyle to chronic diseases Individualized review and discussion to understand own health problems Biweekly group meetings to stimulate motivation and exchange ideas
The investigators conducted a quasi-experiment in older workers from three worksites in southern Taiwan.
- Qualified subjects were assigned to the intervention or the reference group according to their availability to take part in study activities.
- A researcher reviewed the health record and discussed with the subject about his/her health status.
- Subjects in the intervention group received lifestyle interventions. The activities included motivational presentations to increase awareness of own health problems and the role of lifestyle in the etiology of non-communicable chronic diseases.
- Subjects were organized into small groups to have biweekly meetings to share experiences, stimulate mutual encouragement and to overcome obstacles.
- Anthropometric and biochemical indicators were measured at baseline and endpoint (week 24).