Combining environmental and individual weight management interventions in a work setting: Results from the dow chemical study

David M. Dejoy, Kristin M. Parker, Heather M. Padilla, Mark G. Wilson, Enid Roemer, Ronnie Goetzel

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the comparative effectiveness of environmental weight loss interventions alone versus in combination with an individual intervention. Methods: A quasi-experimental design compared outcomes for two levels of environmental interventions and for participants who did or did not simultaneously self-select into an individually focused weight loss intervention (YW8). Analysis of covariance and logistic regression techniques were used to examine risk outcomes. Results: Employees who participated in YW8 were no more successful at losing weight than those exposed to only the environmental interventions. Approximately, 13.5% of each group lost at least 5% of their body weight; overall changes in mean body weight and body mass index were negligible in both groups. Conclusions: Simple worksite environmental modifications may help with weight maintenance, but are not likely to result in substantial weight reductions even when combined with low-intensity individual interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-252
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Weight Loss
Weights and Measures
Body Weight
Workplace
Body Mass Index
Research Design
Logistic Models
Maintenance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

Combining environmental and individual weight management interventions in a work setting : Results from the dow chemical study. / Dejoy, David M.; Parker, Kristin M.; Padilla, Heather M.; Wilson, Mark G.; Roemer, Enid; Goetzel, Ronnie.

In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 53, No. 3, 03.2011, p. 245-252.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{679164d2a93045949ffa5c705e97dea2,
title = "Combining environmental and individual weight management interventions in a work setting: Results from the dow chemical study",
abstract = "Objective: To evaluate the comparative effectiveness of environmental weight loss interventions alone versus in combination with an individual intervention. Methods: A quasi-experimental design compared outcomes for two levels of environmental interventions and for participants who did or did not simultaneously self-select into an individually focused weight loss intervention (YW8). Analysis of covariance and logistic regression techniques were used to examine risk outcomes. Results: Employees who participated in YW8 were no more successful at losing weight than those exposed to only the environmental interventions. Approximately, 13.5{\%} of each group lost at least 5{\%} of their body weight; overall changes in mean body weight and body mass index were negligible in both groups. Conclusions: Simple worksite environmental modifications may help with weight maintenance, but are not likely to result in substantial weight reductions even when combined with low-intensity individual interventions.",
author = "Dejoy, {David M.} and Parker, {Kristin M.} and Padilla, {Heather M.} and Wilson, {Mark G.} and Enid Roemer and Ronnie Goetzel",
year = "2011",
month = "3",
doi = "10.1097/JOM.0b013e31820c9023",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "53",
pages = "245--252",
journal = "Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine",
issn = "1076-2752",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Combining environmental and individual weight management interventions in a work setting

T2 - Results from the dow chemical study

AU - Dejoy, David M.

AU - Parker, Kristin M.

AU - Padilla, Heather M.

AU - Wilson, Mark G.

AU - Roemer, Enid

AU - Goetzel, Ronnie

PY - 2011/3

Y1 - 2011/3

N2 - Objective: To evaluate the comparative effectiveness of environmental weight loss interventions alone versus in combination with an individual intervention. Methods: A quasi-experimental design compared outcomes for two levels of environmental interventions and for participants who did or did not simultaneously self-select into an individually focused weight loss intervention (YW8). Analysis of covariance and logistic regression techniques were used to examine risk outcomes. Results: Employees who participated in YW8 were no more successful at losing weight than those exposed to only the environmental interventions. Approximately, 13.5% of each group lost at least 5% of their body weight; overall changes in mean body weight and body mass index were negligible in both groups. Conclusions: Simple worksite environmental modifications may help with weight maintenance, but are not likely to result in substantial weight reductions even when combined with low-intensity individual interventions.

AB - Objective: To evaluate the comparative effectiveness of environmental weight loss interventions alone versus in combination with an individual intervention. Methods: A quasi-experimental design compared outcomes for two levels of environmental interventions and for participants who did or did not simultaneously self-select into an individually focused weight loss intervention (YW8). Analysis of covariance and logistic regression techniques were used to examine risk outcomes. Results: Employees who participated in YW8 were no more successful at losing weight than those exposed to only the environmental interventions. Approximately, 13.5% of each group lost at least 5% of their body weight; overall changes in mean body weight and body mass index were negligible in both groups. Conclusions: Simple worksite environmental modifications may help with weight maintenance, but are not likely to result in substantial weight reductions even when combined with low-intensity individual interventions.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79953030835&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79953030835&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31820c9023

DO - 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31820c9023

M3 - Article

C2 - 21346636

AN - SCOPUS:79953030835

VL - 53

SP - 245

EP - 252

JO - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

JF - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

SN - 1076-2752

IS - 3

ER -