The effects of workplace physical activity interventions in men: A systematic review

Wong, Jason Y. L., Gilson, Nicholas D., van Uffelen, Jannique G. Z. and Brown, Wendy J. (2012) The effects of workplace physical activity interventions in men: A systematic review. American Journal of Mens Health, 6 4: 303-313. doi:10.1177/1557988312436575


Author Wong, Jason Y. L.
Gilson, Nicholas D.
van Uffelen, Jannique G. Z.
Brown, Wendy J.
Title The effects of workplace physical activity interventions in men: A systematic review
Journal name American Journal of Mens Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1557-9883
1557-9891
Publication date 2012-07
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1177/1557988312436575
Volume 6
Issue 4
Start page 303
End page 313
Total pages 11
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract The workplace is cited as a promising setting for physical activity (PA) promotion, but workplace PA interventions tend not to specifically target men. The aim of this article was to review the literature on workplace PA interventions for men and to identify key issues for future intervention development. Articles targeting PA at the workplace were located through a structured database search. Information on intervention strategies and PA outcomes were extracted. Only 13 studies (10.5%) reviewed focused on men, of which 5 showed significant increases in PA. These studies used generic, multicomponent, health promotion strategies with a variety of timeframes, self-report PA measures, and PA outcomes. The systematic review identified that evidence on the effectiveness of workplace PA interventions for men is equivocal and highlighted methodological concerns. Future research should use reliable and valid measures of PA and interventions that focus specifically on men's needs and PA preferences.
Keyword Workplace
Physical activity
Men
Interventions
Systematic review
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 22 March 2012.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
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