Association of IBM’s “a plan for life” health promotion program with changes in employees’ health risk status

Ron Goetzel, Martin Sepulveda, Kevin Knight, Marvin Eisen, Sally Wade, John Wong, Jonathan Fielding

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Abstract

To evaluate the association of participation in IBM’s “A Plan for Life” program with changes in blood pressure, serum total, high-density lipoprotein, and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, body mass index, and cigarette smoking, we compared changes in these measures over a 1- to 5-year period among program participants and nonparticipants initially found to be at risk. After adjustment for age, sex, time to follow-up, and baseline values, the proportion of participants no longer at high risk was significantly greater than the corresponding proportion of nonparticipants in the areas of blood pressure total and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and smoking cessation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1005-1009
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Occupational Medicine
Volume36
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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