CHE PhD Completion 24-Aug-2016: Efficacy of a workplace osteoporosis prevention intervention: a cluster randomized trial

2:00-3:00pm, Wed 24th August 2016
Level 3, Seminar Room 302/303, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Ai May Tan: PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Equity

Background:  Adequate calcium consumption and physical activity are the two major modifiable risk factors in osteoporosis prevention. This thesis investigates the efficacy of a workplace-based behaviour change intervention to improve the dietary and physical activity behaviours of women in sedentary occupations.

Methods:  A cluster-randomized design was used, comparing the efficacy of a tailored intervention to standard care. Workplaces were the units of randomization and intervention.

Results: Workplaces in the intervention group reported a significantly greater increase in calcium intake and duration of load-bearing moderate to vigorous physical activity compared with control group at four weeks and six months post intervention.

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