Evaluation of a workplace walking programme using pedometer on hospital workers
ISPAH ePoster Library. Naser M. 10/16/18; 225426; 448
Mohamed Naser
Mohamed Naser
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Abstract Background:<\b>
Evidence shows that more than 50% of Qatari adults do not engage in regular physical activity. The workplace has been considered one of the best settings to implement PA interventions, yet there is still a need for cost effective and efficient behavioural interventions to promote PA in the workplace.Objectives: This study assess and describes the PA behaviour and Quality of life among staff in a hospital setting. Methods:<\b>
Utilising a repeated measures design, the study implemented a workplace walking intervention to Aspetar Hospital workers. A total of 800 hospital workers were initially recruited with 212 signing up for a three-months pedometer-based programme. Participants completed the SF-36v2, IPAQ, and WSQ pre- and post-intervention, daily step count was extracted to quantify the changes in the levels of PA. Results:<\b>
There was a low participation rate amongst participants in this study (only 54 out of 212 participants) with a high number of incomplete datasets. Based on IPAQ and WSQ, women were similar activity to men but spent more time sitting(P<0.001). There was a significant improvement in step count post intervention compared to baseline(P=0.048). Men showed more steps compared to women throughout the study period. Reasons for low participation included lack of time (33.0%), and family obligations(14.9%). Conclusion:<\b>
The workplace walking challenge was successful at improving the step counts of the Hospital staff suggesting effectiveness of the intervention; however, this improvement could not sustained over the long period after 3 months. Post-intervention feedback may provide further programme design improvement in future studies.
Abstract Background:<\b>
Evidence shows that more than 50% of Qatari adults do not engage in regular physical activity. The workplace has been considered one of the best settings to implement PA interventions, yet there is still a need for cost effective and efficient behavioural interventions to promote PA in the workplace.Objectives: This study assess and describes the PA behaviour and Quality of life among staff in a hospital setting. Methods:<\b>
Utilising a repeated measures design, the study implemented a workplace walking intervention to Aspetar Hospital workers. A total of 800 hospital workers were initially recruited with 212 signing up for a three-months pedometer-based programme. Participants completed the SF-36v2, IPAQ, and WSQ pre- and post-intervention, daily step count was extracted to quantify the changes in the levels of PA. Results:<\b>
There was a low participation rate amongst participants in this study (only 54 out of 212 participants) with a high number of incomplete datasets. Based on IPAQ and WSQ, women were similar activity to men but spent more time sitting(P<0.001). There was a significant improvement in step count post intervention compared to baseline(P=0.048). Men showed more steps compared to women throughout the study period. Reasons for low participation included lack of time (33.0%), and family obligations(14.9%). Conclusion:<\b>
The workplace walking challenge was successful at improving the step counts of the Hospital staff suggesting effectiveness of the intervention; however, this improvement could not sustained over the long period after 3 months. Post-intervention feedback may provide further programme design improvement in future studies.
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