DEVELOPMENT OF A MOTOR CARRIER WELLNESS PROGRAM

This study follows the development of a nutrition-focused wellness program for a selected group of truck drivers. The sample was split into a test group and a control group, and before-and-after measurements of nine health risk factors were made. Statistical tests conducted on this data showed the effectiveness of the program in weight control and overall physical fitness, although blood pressure and HDL cholesterol measurements were not affected. In addition to these tangible benefits, the increased attention received by the drivers may have a positive influence on loyalty to their employer, an important consideration in times of driver shortages.

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  • Authors:
    • Holmes, S M
    • Power, M L
    • Walter, C K
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  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 487-506

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1996 12:00AM