The POWERPLAY workplace physical activity and nutrition intervention for men: Study protocol and baseline characteristics

Caperchione, Cristina M., Sharp, Paul, Bottorff, Joan L., Stolp, Sean, Oliffe, John L., Johnson, Steven T., Jones-Bricker, Margaret, Errey, Sally, Christian, Holly, Healy, Theresa, Medhurst, Kerensa and Lamont, Sonia (2015) The POWERPLAY workplace physical activity and nutrition intervention for men: Study protocol and baseline characteristics. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 44 42-47. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2015.07.013

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Author Caperchione, Cristina M.
Sharp, Paul
Bottorff, Joan L.
Stolp, Sean
Oliffe, John L.
Johnson, Steven T.
Jones-Bricker, Margaret
Errey, Sally
Christian, Holly
Healy, Theresa
Medhurst, Kerensa
Lamont, Sonia
Title The POWERPLAY workplace physical activity and nutrition intervention for men: Study protocol and baseline characteristics
Journal name Contemporary Clinical Trials   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1551-7144
Publication date 2015-09-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.cct.2015.07.013
Volume 44
Start page 42
End page 47
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Many health promotion programs hold little “manly” appeal and as a consequence fail to influence men's self-health practices. That said, the workplace can provide an important delivery point for targeted health promotion programs by supporting positive aspects of masculinity. The purpose of this article is to, a) describe the intervention design and study protocol examining the feasibility of a gender-sensitive workplace health promotion intervention focusing on physical activity and healthy eating in male-dominated rural and remote worksites, and b) report baseline findings. This study is a non-randomized quasi-experimental intervention trial examining feasibility and acceptability, and estimated intervention effectiveness. The POWERPLAY program was developed through consultations with men and key workplace personnel, and by drawing on a growing body of men's health promotion research. The program includes masculine print-based messaging, face-to-face education sessions, friendly competition, and self-monitoring concerning physical activity and healthy eating. Male participants (N = 139) were recruited from four worksites in northern British Columbia, Canada. Baseline data were collected via computer assisted telephone interview (CATI) survey which assessed physical activity, dietary behavior and workplace environment. This protocol will also be used to collect follow-up data at 6 months. A process evaluation, using semi-structured interviews, will be undertaken to assess feasibility and acceptability among participants and worksites. Study outcomes will guide intervention refinement and further testing in a sufficiently powered randomized control trial.
Keyword Physical activity
Healthy eating
Rural and remote
Gender sensitive workplace intervention
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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