The PHLAME firefighters' study: Feasibility and findings

Diane Elliot, Linn Goldberg, Terry E. Duncan, Kerry Kuehl, Esther Moe, Rosemary K R Breger, Carol L. DeFrancesco, Denise B. Ernst, Victor J. Stevens

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Abstract

Objective: To assess efficacy of 2 worksite health promotion interventions. Methods: Randomly assign 3 fire stations to (a) team-based curriculum, (b) individual counselor meetings, and (c) control. Results: Both interventions were feasible and acceptable, and they resulted in significant reductions in LDL cholesterol. The team approach significantly increased coworker cohesion, personal exercise habits, and coworkers' healthy behaviors. The one-on-one strategy significantly increased dietary self-monitoring, decreased fat intake, and reduced depressed feelings. Conclusions: Although both interventions promoted healthy behaviors, specific outcomes differed and reflected their conceptual underpinnings. The team-based curriculum is innovative and may enlist influences not accessed with individual formats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-23
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume28
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004

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Firefighters
Feasibility Studies
Curriculum
co-worker
Health Promotion
Workplace
LDL Cholesterol
Habits
curriculum
Emotions
Fats
Exercise
counselor
group cohesion
health promotion
habits
monitoring
Counselors

Keywords

  • Behavior change
  • Health promotion
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Prevention
  • Worksite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Leadership and Management

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Elliot, D., Goldberg, L., Duncan, T. E., Kuehl, K., Moe, E., Breger, R. K. R., ... Stevens, V. J. (2004). The PHLAME firefighters' study: Feasibility and findings. American Journal of Health Behavior, 28(1), 13-23.

The PHLAME firefighters' study : Feasibility and findings. / Elliot, Diane; Goldberg, Linn; Duncan, Terry E.; Kuehl, Kerry; Moe, Esther; Breger, Rosemary K R; DeFrancesco, Carol L.; Ernst, Denise B.; Stevens, Victor J.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 28, No. 1, 01.2004, p. 13-23.

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Elliot, D, Goldberg, L, Duncan, TE, Kuehl, K, Moe, E, Breger, RKR, DeFrancesco, CL, Ernst, DB & Stevens, VJ 2004, 'The PHLAME firefighters' study: Feasibility and findings', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 13-23.
Elliot, Diane ; Goldberg, Linn ; Duncan, Terry E. ; Kuehl, Kerry ; Moe, Esther ; Breger, Rosemary K R ; DeFrancesco, Carol L. ; Ernst, Denise B. ; Stevens, Victor J. / The PHLAME firefighters' study : Feasibility and findings. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2004 ; Vol. 28, No. 1. pp. 13-23.
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