Poster Presentation

Friday, July 13, 2007
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Friday, July 13, 2007
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
This presentation is part of : Poster Presentation III
Evaluation of a Multi-component Workplace Health Promotion Program for Employee's Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Modification in Taiwan
Jing-Juin Huang, RN and Ching-Huey Chen, PhD, RN. Institute of Allied Health Sciences, NationalCheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Learning Objective #1: understand about the effectiveness of multi-component workplace health promotion programs.
Learning Objective #2: design a Multi-component Workplace Health Promotion Program.

Healthy lifestyle has become increasingly prominent in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease in workplace health promotion program. Majority of the study merely focus on limited health lifestyles. The effectiveness of multi-component workplace health promotion programs (MWHPP) targeting cardiovascular disease risk factors modification remains unclear in Taiwan. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of a MWHPP among 699 employees in one of the factory at southern Taiwan. All of the program participants were diagnosed as either hypertension or hyperlipidemia. One group, pre and post-test design was applied in this study. The program consisted of multiple-complements|education on quit drinking, quit smoking, control diet, attend regular exercise, manage stress, and adhere to prescriptions. The main program was conducted by a 3.5 hours lecture, and a reminding telephone and letter once a month for 6 months. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data of participants’ six aspects of lifestyles, such as smoking, drinking, eating, physical exercising, stress managing and medication taking behavior, before and after the MWHPP. To determine the physical benefits of the MWHPP, other physical parameters were also measured before and after the MWHPP. Theses physical indicators include: BP, cholesterol, triglyceride, BMI, body fat and waist/hip ratio. The results was shown significantly improvement in blood pressure, triglyceride, body fat, and BMI (p<0.01). About the lifestyle improvements, 4.2% of the participants quit smoking, 17.5 % quit drinking, and 18% engage in regular exercise after the MWHPP classes. Moreover, the eating habits and stress management skills were shown improvement among 24.9% and 22.6% of participants respectively. Merely 8.9% of participants showed improvement in the scores of the medication adherence behavior scale. In conclusion, the MWHPP was shown to be effective in improving in controlling cardiovascular risk factors. However, the long-term effects of the MWHPP need further investigating.