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The ENCOURAGEing workplaces project: the addition of a fitness based health risk assessment to a physical activity counseling intervention

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dc.contributor.supervisor Duhamel, Todd (Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management) en_US
dc.contributor.author Hamm, Naomi
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-13T21:27:50Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-13T21:27:50Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31722
dc.description.abstract There has been a large growth in workplace wellness initiatives; however, use of fitness based health risk assessments (fHRAs) remains largely unexplored. I hypothesized that adding an fHRA to a physical activity counseling intervention (PAC+HRA) would greater increase physical activity levels compared to physical activity counseling alone (PAC). A 4 month, two- group quasi-experimental design was used to test this hypothesis. Over time, there was an increase in total, moderate to vigorous, and moderate physical activity ≥10-minute bouts. Self-Efficacy for Exercise increased and symptoms of depression decreased. Subgroup analysis of the PAC+HRA group found a significant improvement in overall fitness levels. Participants progressed to more advanced stages of change. In conclusion, PAC+HRA did not increase physical activity levels more than PAC. This is likely due to the characteristics of the counseling, fHRA, and outcome measurements. en_US
dc.subject Physical activity, Health risk assessment, Workplace en_US
dc.title The ENCOURAGEing workplaces project: the addition of a fitness based health risk assessment to a physical activity counseling intervention en_US
dc.degree.discipline Kinesiology and Recreation Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Cornish, Stephen (Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management) Webber, Sandra (Physical Therapy) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2016 en_US


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