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Costs, benefits and effectiveness of worksite physical activity counseling from the employer's perspective
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PROPER Karin I. ; DE BRUYNE Martine C. ; HILDEBRANDT Vincent H. ; ...
Résumé
Objectives This study evaluated the impact of worksite physical activity counseling using cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses. Methods Civil servants (N=299) were randomly assigned to an intervention (N=131) or control (N=168) group for 9 months. The intervention costs were compared with the monetary benefits gained from reduced sick leave. In addition, the intervention costs minus the monetary benefits from sick leave reduction were compared with the effects (percentage meeting the public health recommendation for moderate-intensity physical activity, energy expenditure, cardiorespiratory fitness, and upper extremity symptoms). Results The intervention costs were EUR 430 per participant, and the benefits were EUR 125 due to sick leave during the intervention period, for net total costs of EUR 305 for the intervention. During the same 9-month period the year after the intervention, the benefits from sick leave reduction were EUR 635. No statistically significant differences in costs and benefits were found between the groups. As to the cost-effectiveness, improvement in energy expenditure and cardiorespiratory fitness was observed at higher costs. The point estimates of the cost-effectiveness ratios were EUR 5.2 (without imputation of effect data) and EUR 2.7 (with imputation of effect data) per extra kilocalorie of energy expenditure per day and EUR 235 (without imputation of effect data) and EUR 45.9 (with imputation of effect data per beat per minute of decrease i
Editeur
Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health
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PMID : 15018027 ISSN : 0355-3140
Source
Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health A. 2004, vol. 30, n° 1, pp. 36-46 [11 pages] [bibl. : 40 ref.]
Langue
Anglais
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