The relationship between workplace environment and employee health behaviors in a South African workforce
The relationship between workplace environment and
|ERA Journal ID||13663|
|Authors||Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy (Author), Greyling, Michael (Author), da Silva, Roseanne (Author), Milner, Karen (Author), Patel, Deepak (Author), Wyper, Lauren (Author), Beckowski, Meghan (Author), Lambert, Estelle V. (Author) and Goetzel, Ron (Author)|
|Journal Title||Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine|
|Journal Citation||56 (10), pp. 1094-1099|
|Number of Pages||6|
|Place of Publication||United States|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000236|
|Web Address (URL)||http://ovidsp.tx.ovid.com/sp-3.24.1b/ovidweb.cgi?QS2=434f4e1a73d37e8c00586f3002aa4aac30daaf90c5d5f168da33cb463f7b12184600d34d02cb471ae3e10c5d013649a72918b1fe0721b83d5403497cdbca6a2b1712f49e71ddb06a5fe7d4bc6510337a74870a65806069e8ecbb4b57a3dc096a4bfdba0f7d|
Objective: To determine the relationship between the availability of wellness facilities at worksites and self-reported employee health behaviors (physical activity [PA] and nutrition [NUT]).
Methods: Employers (n = 71) and employees (n = 11472) participated in the South African Healthy Company Index survey. The survey included self-reported clinical measures and lifestyle behaviors.Afacility scorewas calculated, ranging from 0 to 100. Hierarchical linear models were used to calculate the relationship between facility scores and whether employees met PA and NUT guidelines.
Results: The mean total facility score was 58.5 ± 25.5. The number of facilities at each worksite accounted for 5.4% of the variance in PA among employees (r = 0.054; P = 0.036). Higher facility scores were associated with better NUT habits among employees.
Conclusions: Employers providing wellness facilities are likely to have employees with better PA and NUT habits.
|Keywords||physical activity; workplace; health promotion|
|ANZSRC Field of Research 2020||420299. Epidemiology not elsewhere classified|
|420799. Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified|
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|Byline Affiliations||University of Queensland|
|University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa|
|Discovery Health, South Africa|
|Thomson Reuters, United States|
|University of Cape Town, South Africa|
|Emory University, United States|
|Institution of Origin||University of Southern Queensland|
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