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Type: Journal article
Title: A workplace health promotion application of the Precede-Proceed model in a regional and remote mining company in Whyalla, South Australia
Author: Post, D.
Daniel, M.
Misan, G.
Haren, M.
Citation: International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 2015; 8(3):154-174
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1753-8351
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Dannielle Kay Post, Mark Daniel, Gary Misan, Matthew T. Haren
Abstract: Purpose – Workplace health promotion enables the dissemination of health-related information to a large portion of society and provides a vehicle for translating results of efficacy studies to effective lifestyle interventions under less controlled real-world conditions. To achieve effectiveness there needs to be a systematic approach to the design, implementation, and evaluation of workplace health promotion interventions. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of a workplace programme in a mining and steel making town in regional South Australia. Design/methodology/approach – The Precede-Proceed model (PPM) was used as a framework to design the development, implementation, and evaluation of the programme. Findings– Quality of life issues and antecedents of modifiable behavioural and environmental factors to be targeted by interventions were identified. Relevant socio-behavioural theories were used to guide intervention development and evaluation. An intervention programme was planned to enable the delivery of educational and skills-development strategies by peers within structured organisational work units. Originality/value – This research utilises the PPM to develop, implement, and evaluate intervention strategies targeting the development of diabetes and cardiometabolic risk in a remotely located workplace population. Novel to this approach is the utilisation of the entire PPM in the research; the multiple baseline, interrupted time series design of the study; and its application in a workplace environment noted for increased health risk factors, within a community at high risk of development of type 2 diabetes.
Keywords: Abdominal obesity; Health behaviour theory; Mining and manufacturing; Precede-proceed model; Type 2 diabetes and cardiometabolic risk; Workplace health promotion
Rights: © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
DOI: 10.1108/IJWHM-08-2014-0028
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