Improvements in Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Among Overweight and Obese Employees Participating in a University Worksite Wellness Program

Diane Rigassio Radler, Andrea Fleisch Marcus, Rachel Griehs, Riva Touger-Decker

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Abstract

Objective. To determine immediate changes in weight and cardiometabolic risk of participants in a university worksite wellness program (WWP). It was hypothesized that there would be significant improvements in weight and waist circumference after 12 weeks. Method. Employees volunteered for enrollment in a 12-week WWP that provided educational sessions in-person or online. At baseline and after 12 weeks, participants had one-on-one appointments with the study registered dietitian who measured clinical outcome markers (cardiometabolic risk factors) and provided individualized counseling. Results. Among 79 participants who returned for 12-week appointments, there were statistically significant improvements in weight (p <.0001), waist circumference (p <.0001), and other cardiometabolic risk factors from baseline to 12-weeks. Conclusions. Improvements in cardiometabolic risk factors may be observed in a relatively short period of time among those who enrolled in a WWP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)805-813
Number of pages9
JournalHealth promotion practice
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

Keywords

  • cardiovascular disease
  • chronic disease
  • health promotion
  • nutrition
  • obesity

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