Effects of a tailored health promotion program to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors among middle-aged and advanced-age bus drivers

Gyu Seok Hwang, Jae Wook Choi, Seoung Hyung Choi, Seoung Gil Lee, Kyung Hee Kim, Yong Min Cho, Chungsik Yoon

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    Abstract

    A tailored health promotion program was developed and applied to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors among middle-aged and advanced-age bus drivers. The participants were 248 bus drivers from 2 transportation companies, in whom the authors surveyed health behaviors (physical activity, diet, smoking habit, and alcohol consumption), health status (body mass index, systolic blood pressure, triglycerides, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, and low-density lipoprotein), and job stress. The tailored health promotion program consisted of exercise, diet, temperance, and smoking cessation education; the program was developed to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors and was administered for 6 months. After the program, health behaviors, such as physical activity, dietary habits, smoking habits, and alcohol consumption, and health status indicators, such as blood pressure, had significantly improved (P <.05). The authors did not find an association between job stress and health behavior and status. This suggests that a tailored health promotion program for middle-aged and advanced-age bus drivers was effective.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)117-127
    Number of pages11
    JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
    Volume24
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan

    Keywords

    • alcohol consumption
    • bus driver
    • cardiovascular disease
    • health promotion
    • physical activity
    • smoking

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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