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The effect of workplace lifestyle programmes on diet, physical activity, and weight-related outcomes for working women: A systematic review using the TIDieR checklist

Madden, SK, Cordon, EL, Bailey, C, Skouteris, H, Ahuja, K ORCID: 0000-0002-0323-4692, Hills, AP ORCID: 0000-0002-7787-7201 and Hill, B 2020 , 'The effect of workplace lifestyle programmes on diet, physical activity, and weight-related outcomes for working women: A systematic review using the TIDieR checklist' , Obesity Reviews, vol. 21, no. 10 , pp. 1-21 , doi: 10.1111/obr.13027.

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Abstract

Physical activity and healthy diets are essential for the prevention of obesity and chronic disease that disparately impact women compared with men. Given the number of women engaged in the workforce, workplace interventions could improve lifestyle behaviours and health outcomes for women. This systematic review aimed to identify intervention characteristics of lifestyle programmes or organizational policy changes in the workplace associated with improved diet, physical activity, or weight‐related outcomes for working women using the template for intervention description and replication (TIDieR) checklist. Seven databases were searched for controlled studies published up to March 2019 that included a workplace diet and/or physical activity intervention. From 5,318 identified records, 20 studies (23 articles and 26 intervention arms) were included. Data were extracted on diet, physical activity, weight‐related outcomes, and TIDieR components. Findings indicated that group delivery may improve physical activity outcomes, and a high number of sessions may benefit weight‐related outcomes for physical activity interventions. Mixed interventions that included tailoring and input from non‐healthcare professionals may also enhance physical activity. In contrast, the role of mixed interventions in improving diet and weight‐related outcomes was less clear. Overall, workplace health programmes were effective at improving lifestyle behaviours for working women.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Madden, SK and Cordon, EL and Bailey, C and Skouteris, H and Ahuja, K and Hills, AP and Hill, B
Keywords: pregnancy, preconception, postpartum, women's health, workplace, obesity, lifestyle
Journal or Publication Title: Obesity Reviews
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1467-7881
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/obr.13027
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Copyright 2020 World Obesity Federation

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