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Strategies to improve the implementation of workplace‐based policies or practices targeting tobacco, alcohol, diet, physical activity and obesity

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posted by Research Admin 1 on 10 January 2019

 

This review looks at workplace interventions that aim to address modifiable behaviour, such as diet and exercise, alcohol consumption and smoking. Many such interventions have the potential to improve health outcomes, many are poorly implemented.

The objectives of the review were to  assess the effectiveness of the strategies, the effect they had on employees and any unintended consequences that resulted.

The review found little evidence in relation to the efficacy of such strategies and suggest that these initiatives may, in fact, make little or no difference in modifying behaviour. Therefore, they recommend policy makers and employers look to other settings for guidance when designing workplace interventions.

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Wolfenden, L., et al. (2018). Strategies to improve the implementation of workplace‐based policies or practices targeting tobacco, alcohol, diet, physical activity and obesityCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CD012439.pub2