A Men's Workplace Health Intervention: Results of the POWERPLAY Program Pilot Study

Steven T. Johnson, Sean Stolp, Cherisse Seaton, Paul Sharp, Cristina M. Caperchione, Joan L. Bottorff, John L. Oliffe, Margaret Jones-Bricker, Sonia Lamont, Kerensa Medhurst, Sally Errey, Theresa Healy

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    Objective: To explore physical activity and eating behaviors among men following the implementation of a gender-sensitive, workplace health promotion program. Methods: Using a pre-post within-subjects design, computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) was used to collect health-related information along with physical activity and fruit/vegetable intake at baseline and after 6 months. Results: At baseline, participants (N = 139) consumed 3.58 servings of fruit and vegetables/day and engaged in an average of 229.77 min/week moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). At 6 months, daily fruit/vegetable intake did not increase, whereas MVPA increased by 112.3 min/week. Conclusions: The POWERPLAY program successfully increased weekly MVPA. Engaging men in health promotion can be a challenge; here, the workplace served as a valuable environment for achieving positive change.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)765-769
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug. 2016


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