Print Email Facebook Twitter Meta-analyses of workplace physical activity and dietary behaviour interventions on weight outcomes Title Meta-analyses of workplace physical activity and dietary behaviour interventions on weight outcomes Author Verweij, L.M. Coffeng, J. van Mechelen, W. Proper, K.I. Publication year 2011 Abstract This meta-analytic review critically examines the effectiveness of workplace interventions targeting physical activity, dietary behaviour or both on weight outcomes. Data could be extracted from 22 studies published between 1980 and November 2009 for meta-analyses. The GRADE approach was used to determine the level of evidence for each pooled outcome measure. Results show moderate quality of evidence that workplace physical activity and dietary behaviour interventions significantly reduce body weight (nine studies; mean difference [MD]-1.19kg [95% CI -1.64 to -0.74]), body mass index (BMI) (11 studies; MD -0.34kgm-2[95% CI -0.46 to -0.22]) and body fat percentage calculated from sum of skin-folds (three studies; MD -1.12% [95% CI -1.86 to -0.38]). There is low quality of evidence that workplace physical activity interventions significantly reduce body weight and BMI. Effects on percentage body fat calculated from bioelectrical impedance or hydrostatic weighing, waist circumference, sum of skin-folds and waist-hip ratio could not be investigated properly because of a lack of studies. Subgroup analyses showed a greater reduction in body weight of physical activity and diet interventions containing an environmental component. As the clinical relevance of the pooled effects may be substantial on a population level, we recommend workplace physical activity and dietary behaviour interventions, in cluding an environment component, in order to prevent weight gain. © 2010 The Authors. obesity reviews © 2010 International Association for the Study of Obesity. Subject OrganisationWH - Work & HealthBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesWork and EmploymentHealthHealthy LivingDietary behaviourPhysical activityWorkplace To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:a45349d4-8ac0-4162-9424-19ecd4696380 DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-789x.2010.00765.x TNO identifier 429699 ISSN 1467-7881 Source Obesity Reviews, 12 (6), 406-429 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.