The safety and health improvement: Enhancing law enforcement departments study: Feasibility and findings

Kerry S. Kueh, Diane L. Elliot, Linn Goldberg, David P. MacKinnon, Bryan J. Vila, Jennifer Smith, Milica Miočević, Holly P. O'Rourke, Matthew J. Valente, Carol DeFrancesco, Adriana Sleigh, Wendy McGinnis

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Abstract

This randomized prospective trial aimed to assess the feasibility and efficacy of a teambasedworksite health and safety intervention for lawenforcement personnel. Four-hundred and eight subjects were enrolled and half were randomized to meet for weekly, peer-led sessions delivered from a scripted team-based health and safety curriculum. Curriculum addressed: exercise, nutrition, stress, sleep, body weight, injury, and other unhealthy lifestyle behaviors such as smoking and heavy alcohol use. Health and safety questionnaires administered before and after the intervention found significant improvements for increased fruit and vegetable consumption, overall healthy eating, increased sleep quantity and sleep quality, and reduced personal stress. 2014 Kuehl , Elliot , Goldberg , MacKinnon, Vila, Smith, Miočević, O'Rourke, Valente, DeFrancesco, Sleigh and McGinnis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number38
JournalFrontiers in Public Health
Volume2
Issue numberMAY
DOIs
StatePublished - May 8 2014

Keywords

  • Health promotion
  • Law enforcement
  • Occupational health
  • Safety
  • Team-based

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Kueh, K. S., Elliot, D. L., Goldberg, L., MacKinnon, D. P., Vila, B. J., Smith, J., Miočević, M., O'Rourke, H. P., Valente, M. J., DeFrancesco, C., Sleigh, A., & McGinnis, W. (2014). The safety and health improvement: Enhancing law enforcement departments study: Feasibility and findings. Frontiers in Public Health, 2(MAY), [38]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2014.00038