Impact of Secondary Prevention in an Occupational High-Risk Group.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: A study of medical outcomes among 6857 elderly construction workers who received an initial and at least one periodic follow-up examination as a result of participating in a medical screening program was undertaken. METHODS: We compared results from the initial examination to follow-up examinations delivered at least 3 years after the initial examination for the following outcomes: body mass index (BMI); total serum cholesterol; nonhigh-density lipoprotein (non-HDL) cholesterol; hemoglobin A1c, hypertension; current cigarette smoking; and 10-year cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk scores. RESULTS: Statistically significant improvements (Pā€Š<ā€Š0.05) were observed for all measures except BMI. CONCLUSIONS: Participation in a periodic medical screening program for elderly construction workers is associated with a favorable impact on common health outcomes. When presented with a program designed for them, blue-collar workers are motivated to seek improvements in their health status.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Welch, LS; Dement, J; Ringen, K; Cranford, K; Quinn, PS

Published Date

  • January 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 67 - 73

PubMed ID

  • 28045800

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-5948

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000925


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States