TITLE

Effect of health risk appraisal on health outcomes in a university worksite health promotion trial

AUTHOR(S)
Connell, C. M.; Sharpe, P. A.; Gallant, M. P.
PUB. DATE
June 1995
SOURCE
Health Education Research;Jun1995, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p199
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study related to the effect of health risk appraisal (HRA) on health outcomes. Data from a 1-year worksite health promotion trial were analyzed to assess the effect of a health promotion intervention and health risk appraisal on health behavior and health status indicators among university employees. Forty-one departments with total of 2,198 employees were randomly assigned to receive: a health promotion intervention (HPI) and an HRA; the HPI only; the HRA only or neither. After controlling for age, race, gender, job category and the baseline measure, group assignment was used to predict total cholesterol level, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and body mass index (BMI) among 801 employees. Receiving the combination of the HRA and the HPI resulted in comparable reductions in systolic blood pressure and BMI.
ACCESSION #
19680589

 

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