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The effect of tailored E-mails in the workplace. Part I. Stage movement toward increased physical activity levels.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Yap, TL; Davis, LS; Gates, DM; Hemmings, AB; Pan, W
Published in: AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
July 2009

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact tailored e-mail messages, based on participants' identified needs, have on intentional physical activity. A quasi-experimental design (two groups, repeated measures) in a population of manufacturing workers (73 employees from two distribution plants of a multi-national manufacturer) was used. Significant differences were found between contemplation-staged participants in the intervention and the comparison groups. In the intervention group, 53.3% of the workers moved forward, as opposed to 19.2% in the comparison group (medium effect size = 0.353). Although both the intervention group and the comparison group increased their number of steps, the comparison group's improvement was most likely attributed to a Hawthorne effect. These results are highly promising given the small sample size and limited "dose". The intervention is one most industries could feasibly implement. Such efforts have the potential to significantly impact public health.

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Published In

AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses

DOI

EISSN

1938-2448

ISSN

0891-0162

Publication Date

July 2009

Volume

57

Issue

7

Start / End Page

267 / 273

Related Subject Headings

  • Regression Analysis
  • Occupational Health Nursing
  • Nursing
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Health Promotion
  • Female
  • Exercise
  • Electronic Mail
 

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Yap, T. L., Davis, L. S., Gates, D. M., Hemmings, A. B., & Pan, W. (2009). The effect of tailored E-mails in the workplace. Part I. Stage movement toward increased physical activity levels. AAOHN Journal : Official Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, 57(7), 267–273. https://doi.org/10.3928/08910162-20090617-02
Yap, Tracey L., L Sue Davis, Donna M. Gates, Annette B. Hemmings, and Wei Pan. “The effect of tailored E-mails in the workplace. Part I. Stage movement toward increased physical activity levels.AAOHN Journal : Official Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses 57, no. 7 (July 2009): 267–73. https://doi.org/10.3928/08910162-20090617-02.
Yap TL, Davis LS, Gates DM, Hemmings AB, Pan W. The effect of tailored E-mails in the workplace. Part I. Stage movement toward increased physical activity levels. AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. 2009 Jul;57(7):267–73.
Yap, Tracey L., et al. “The effect of tailored E-mails in the workplace. Part I. Stage movement toward increased physical activity levels.AAOHN Journal : Official Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, vol. 57, no. 7, July 2009, pp. 267–73. Epmc, doi:10.3928/08910162-20090617-02.
Yap TL, Davis LS, Gates DM, Hemmings AB, Pan W. The effect of tailored E-mails in the workplace. Part I. Stage movement toward increased physical activity levels. AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. 2009 Jul;57(7):267–273.

Published In

AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses

DOI

EISSN

1938-2448

ISSN

0891-0162

Publication Date

July 2009

Volume

57

Issue

7

Start / End Page

267 / 273

Related Subject Headings

  • Regression Analysis
  • Occupational Health Nursing
  • Nursing
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Health Promotion
  • Female
  • Exercise
  • Electronic Mail