AktivMobil – ein betriebliches Gesundheitsprogramm: Untersuchung der gesundheitsbezogenen Lebensqualität und der körperlichen Aktivität im Rahmen einer quasi-experimentellen Feldstudie

Translated title of the contribution: AktivMobil—a workplace-health-promotion-programme: Analysis of health-related quality of life and physical activity in a quasi-experimental field study

Sandra Burger, Susanne Feichtinger, Thomas Reynartz, Renate Oberhoffer, Birgit Böhm

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Abstract

Background: Workplace health promotion programs (WHPP) are becoming increasingly important. AktivMobil is a behavioral preventive WHPP that was developed for an occupational group with increased work-related strain. This study aimed to elucidate the impact of the program, consisting of a check-up session and a subsequent 20-week virtual and 6‑hour personal coaching, on health-related quality of life and physical activity. Methods: Health-related quality of life and physical activity were quantified by the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) in a quasi-experimental, controlled trial. In all, 28 employees took part in the intervention and were compared to 20 employees without intervention. Results: The physical component summary score, physical functioning, physical role functioning, pain, general health, vitality, social functioning, mental health and health transition improved significantly in the treatment group after 20 weeks. However, no significant effects were observed for total physical activity and leisure time physical activity. In addition, there was no significant difference between treatment and control subjects at the second evaluation point. Conclusions: The findings speak for the effectiveness of AktivMobil on promoting health-related quality of life, which is also an indicator of absenteeism. However, the combination with work-related strategies should not be ignored.

Translated title of the contributionAktivMobil—a workplace-health-promotion-programme: Analysis of health-related quality of life and physical activity in a quasi-experimental field study
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)225-232
Number of pages8
JournalPravention und Gesundheitsforderung
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2018

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