Community Guide Review

Journal Articles Included in The Task Force Review of Obesity Prevention Strategies 

The Preventive Services Task Force systematically reviews journal articles to determine whether or not a specific prevention strategy should be recommended, not recommended or needs more evidence. Some of the articles reviewed include minority populations as participants and some do not. Below is a table that shows the obesity prevention Task Force recommended strategy and whether or not American Indian and/or Alaska Native communities or participants were included in that research project. 

This table will help to answer such questions as: 

  • What interventions have and have not worked in AI/AN communities?
  • What might the intervention cost? What should I expect for my investment?
  • Does the intervention lead to any other benefits or harms?
  • What interventions need more research before we know if they work or not?

Obesity Prevention Strategy: Worksite Wellness

Studies Included by the Task Force to Determine Effectiveness of Worksite Wellness Programs

(Number of Primary Articles Used to Determine Effectiveness: 47)

Study Site

Race

Articles Discuss AI/AN in Results or as Participants (Yes or No)

Abrams DB, Follick MJ. Behavioral weight-loss intervention at the worksite: feasibility and maintenance. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology 1983;51(2):226-33.

Rhode Island

No race discussed

No

 

Aldana SG, Greenlaw RL, Diehl HA, Salberg A, Merrill RM, Ohmine S. The effects of a worksite chronic disease prevention program. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine 2005;47(6):558-64.

Illinois

White, Black, Other

No

 

Anderson J, Dusenbury L. Worksite cholesterol and nutrition: an intervention project in Colorado. AAOHN J 1999;47(3):99-106.

Colorado

White, Other

No

Anderson JV, Mavis BE, Robison JI, Stoffelmayr BE. A work-site weight management program to reinforce behavior. J Occup Med 1993;35(8):800-4.

Midwest

No race discussed

No

Baer JT. Improved plasma cholesterol levels in men after a nutrition education program at the worksite.[see comment]. J Am Diet Assoc 1993;93(6):658-63.

Ohio

No race discussed

No

 

Barratt A, Reznik R, Irwig L et al. Work-site cholesterol screening and dietary intervention: the Staff Healthy Heart Project. Steering Committee. Am J Public Health 1994;84(5):779-82.

Australia

No race discussed

No

Briley ME, Montgomery DH, Blewett J. Worksite nutrition education can lower total cholesterol levels and promote weight loss among police department employees. J Am Diet Assoc 1992;92(11):1382-4.

Texas

White, Black Hispanic

No

 

Brownell KD SAMP. Weight reduction at the work site: a promise partially fulfilled. Am J Psychiatry 1985;142:47-52.

New York

No race discussed

No  

 

Bruno R, Arnold C, Jacobson L, Winick M, Wynder E. Randomized controlled trial of a nonpharmacologic cholesterol reduction program at the worksite. Prev Med 1983;12(4):523-32.

New York

No race discussed

No

 

Cockcroft A, Gooch C, Ellinghouse C, Johnston M, Michie S. Evaluation of a programme of health measurements and advice among hospital staff. Occup Med (Lond) 1994;44(2):70-6.

Stanford

No race discussed

No

 

Cook C, Simmons G, Swinburn B, Stewart J. Changing risk behaviours for non-communicable disease in New Zealand working men--is workplace intervention effective? New Zealand Medical Journal 2001;114(1130):175-8.

New Zealand

No race discussed

No

 

Crouch M, Sallis JF, Farquhar JW et al. Personal and mediated health counseling for sustained dietary reduction of hypercholesterolemia. Prev Med 1986;15:282-91.

Stanford

No race discussed

No

DeLucia J, Kalodner C, Horan J. The effect of two nutritional software programs used as adjuncts to the behavioral treatment of obesity. J Subst Abuse 1989;1:203-8.

University in US

No race discussed

No

 

Drummond S, Kirk T. The effect of different types of dietary advice on body composition in a group of Scottish men. J Hum Nutr Diet 1998;11:473-85.

Scottland

No race discussed

No

 

Elberson KL, Daniels KK, Miller PM. Structured and nonstructured exercise in a corporate wellness program: a comparison of physiological outcomes. Outcomes Manage Nurs Pract 2001;5(2):82-6.

 

 

White, Black

No

Elliot DL, Goldberg L, Duncan TE et al. The PHLAME firefighters' study: feasibility and findings. Am J Health Behav 2004;28(1):13-23.

Oregon

No race discussed

No (OR, no race)

 

Erfurt JC, Foote A, Heirich MA. Worksite wellness programs: incremental comparison of screening and referral alone, health education, follow-up counseling, and plant organization. Am J Health Promot 1991;5(6):438-48.

Michigan

No race discussed

No

 

Forster JL, Jeffery RW, Sullivan S, Snell MK. A work-site weight control program using financial incentives collected through payroll deduction. J Occup Med 1985;27(11).

Minnesota

No race discussed

No

Fukahori M, Aono H, Saito I, Ikebe T, Ozawa H. Program of exercise training as Total Health Promotion Plan and its evaluation. Journal of Occupational Health 1999;41(2).

Japan

No race discussed

No

 

Furuki K, Honda S, Jahng D et al. The effects of a health promotion program on body mass index. J Occup Health 1999;41:19-26.

Japan

No race discussed

No

 

Gerdle B, Brulin C, Elert J, Eliasson P, Granlund B. Effect of a general fitness program on musculoskeletal symptoms, clinical status, physiological capacity, and perceived work environment among home care service personnel. J Occup Rehabil 1995; 5(1):1-16.

Sweden

No race discussed

No

 

Gomel M, Oldenburg B, Simpson JM, Owen N. Work-site cardiovascular risk reduction: A randomized trial of health risk assessment, education, counseling, and incentives. Am J Public Health 1993;83(9).

Australia

No race discussed

No

 

Grandjean PW, Oden GL, Crouse SF, Brown JA, Green JS. Lipid and lipoprotein changes in women following 6 months of exercise training in a worksite fitness program. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 1996;36(1):54-9.

Texas

No race discussed

No

 

Harvey HL. An evaluation of RMH Health Club: Worksite wellness. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering 1998;60(2-B).

South Carolina

No race discussed

No

 

Hedberg GE, Wikstrom-Frisen L, Janlert U. Comparison between two programmes for reducing the levels of risk indicators of heart diseases among male professional drivers. Occup Environ Med 1998;55(8):554-61.

Sweden

No race discussed

No

 

Jeffery RW, Forster JL, French SA et al. The Healthy Worker Project: a work-site intervention for weight control and smoking cessation. Am J Public Health 1993;83(3):395-401.

Minnesota

No race discussed

No

 

Juneau M, Rogers F, De Santos V et al. Effectiveness of self-monitored, home-based, moderate intensity exercise training in middle-aged men and women. Am J Cardiol 1987;60:66-77.

California

No race discussed

No

 

Karlehagen S, Ohlson CG. Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease by an occupational health service. Prev Med 2003;37(3):219-25.

Sweden

No race discussed

No

 

Krishnan N, Varman M, Roberts M. Diabetes control: Role of health education and other factors. A study in a newspaper industry. Indian Journal of Industrial Medicine 2004;8(2).

India

No race discussed

No

 

Linenger JM, Chesson CV, Nice DS. Physical fitness gains following simple environmental change. Am J Prev Med 1991;7(5):298-310.

San Diego, CA

White, Black or Other

No (San Diego, w/b/o)

 

Lovibond SH, Birrell PC, Langeluddecke P. Changing coronary heart disease risk-factor status: the effects of three behavioral programs. J Behav Med 1986;9:415-37.

Australia

No race discussed

No

 

Muto T, Yamauchi K. Evaluation of a multicomponent workplace health promotion program conducted in Japan for improving employees' cardiovascular disease risk factors. Prev Med 2001;33(6):571-7.

Japan

No race discussed

No

 

Nilsson PM, Klasson EB, Nyberg P. Life-style intervention at the worksite--reduction of cardiovascular risk factors in a randomized study. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health 2001;27(1):57-62.

Sweden

No race discussed

No

 

Nisbeth O, Klausen K, Andersen LB. Effectiveness of counselling over 1 year on changes in lifestyle and coronary heart disease risk factors. Patient Education & Counseling 2000;40(2):121-31.

Denmark

No race discussed

No  

 

Oden G, Crouse S, Reynolds C. Worker productivity, job satisfaction and work-related stress: the influence of an employee fitness program. Fitness Business 1989;4:198-204.

Texas

No race discussed

No

 

Okayama A, Chiba N, Ueshima H. Non-pharmacological intervention study of hypercholesterolemia among middle-aged people. Environmental Health & Preventive Medicine 2004;9(4).

Japan

No race discussed

No

Peterson G, Abrams DB, Elder JP, Beaudin PA. Professional versus self-help weight loss at the worksite: The challenge of making a public health impact. Behavior Therapy 1985;16(A2).

Rhode Island

No race discussed

No

 

Pohjonen T, Ranta R. Effects of a worksite physical exercise intervention on physical fitness, perceived health status, and work ability among home care workers: five-year follow-up. Prev Med 2001;32(6):465-75.

Finland

No race discussed

No

 

Pritchard JE, Nowson CA, Billington T, Wark JD. Benefits of a year-long workplace weight loss program on cardiovascular risk factors. Nutr Diet 2002;59(2):87-96.

Australia

No race discussed

No

 

Proper KI, Hildebrandt VH, van der Beek AJ, Twisk JWR, Van MW. Effect of individual counseling on physical activity fitness and health: A randomized controlled trial in a workplace setting. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2003;24(3).

Netherlands

No race discussed

No

 

Robison JI, Rogers MA, Carlson JJ et al. Effects of a 6-month incentive-based exercise program on adherence and work capacity. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 1992;24(1).

Michigan

No race discussed

No

 

Shimizu T, Horiguchi I, Kato T, Nagata S. Relationship between an interview-based health promotion program and cardiovascular risk factors at Japanese companies. Journal of Occupational Health 2004;46(3):205-12.

Japan

No race discussed

No

 

Talvi AI, Jarvisalo JO, Knuts L-R. A health promotion programme for oil refinery employees: Changes of health promotion needs observed at three years. Occupational Medicine (Oxford) 1999;49(2).

Finland

No race discussed

No

 

Thorsteinsson R, Johannesson A, Jonsson H, Thorhallsson T, Sigurdsson JA. Effects of dietary intervention on serum lipids in factory workers. Scand J Prim Health Care 1994;12(2):93-9.

Iceland

No

No

 

Trent LK, Stevens L. Evaluation of the Navy's obesity treatment program. Military Medicine 1995;160:326-30.

California

No race discussed

No

 

Wier LT, Jackson AS, Pinkerton MB. Evaluation of the NASA/JSC health related fitness program. Aviat Space Environ Med 1989;60:438-44.

NASA

No race discussed

No

 

World Health Organization European Collaborative Group. WHO European collaborative trial in the multifactorial prevention of coronary heart disease. 1989. Copenhagen, WHO.

Europe

No race discussed

No

 

Supplemental Articles Used by Task Force to Determine Worksite Wellness Program Effectiveness (23 Studies)

Study Site

Race

Articles Discuss AI/AN in Results or as Participants (Yes or No)

Aldana SG, Greenlaw R, Diehl HA, Englert H, Jackson R. Impact of the

coronary health improvement project (CHIP) on several employee populations. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine 2002;44(9):831-9.

Illinois

No race discussed

No 

 

DeBacker G, Kornizter M, Dramaix M et al. Risk factor changes in the Belgian heart disease prevention project. Acta Cardiol Suppl 1979;23:377-84.

Non-US

No race discussed

No

 

Erfurt JC, Foote A, Heirich MA. The cost-effectiveness of work-site wellness programs for hypertension control, weight loss, and smoking cessation. J Occup Med 1991;33(9):962-70.

Michigan

No race discussed

No

 

Erfurt JC, Foote A, Heirich MA, Gregg W. Improving participation in worksite wellness programs: comparing health education classes, a menu approach, and follow-up counseling. American Journal of Health Promotion 1990;4:270-8.

Detroit

White, Other

No

 

Forster JL, Jeffery RW, Snell MK. One-year follow-up study to a worksite weight control program. Prev Med 1988;17(1):129-33.

Minnesota

No race discussed

No

 

Gregg W, Foote A, Erfurt JC, Heirich MA. Worksite follow-up and engagement strategies for initiating health risk behavior changes. Health Educ Q 1990;17(4):455-78.

Michigan

No race discussed

No

Heirich MA, Foote A, Erfurt JC, Konopka B. Work-site physical fitness programs. Comparing the impact of different program designs on cardiovascular risks. J Occup Med 1993;35(5):510-7.

Michigan

No race discussed

No

 

Kornitzer M, DeBacker G, Dramaix M et al. Belgian heart disease prevention project: incidence and mortality results. Lancet 1983;1[8333]:1066-70.

UK

No race discussed

No

 

Kornitzer M, DeBacker G, Dramaix M, Thilly C. The Belgian heart disease prevention project. Modification of the coronary risk profile in an industrial population. Circulation 1980 January;61(1):18-25.

Belgium

No race discussed

No

 

Menotti et al. Eight-Year Follow-up Results from the Rome Project of Coronary Heart Disease Prevention. Prev Med 1986;15:176-91.

Europe

No race discussed

No

 

Pritchard JE, Nowson CA, Wark JD. A worksite program for overweight middle-aged men achieves lesser weight loss with exercise than with dietary change.[see comment]. J Am Diet Assoc 1997;97(1):37-42.

Australia

No race discussed

No

 

Rose G, Heller RF, Pedoe HT, Christie DGS. Heart disease prevention project: a randomized controlled trial. Br Med J 1980;15:747-51.

England

No race discussed

No

 

Rose G, Tunstall-Pedoe HD, Heller RF. UK heart disease prevention project: incidence and mortality results. Lancet 1983;1:1062-5.

UK

No race discussed

No

 

Schmitz K, French SA, Jeffery RW. Correlates of changes in leisure time physical activity over 2 years: The healthy worker project. Prev Med 1997;26(4).

Minnesota

White, other

No

 

Shephard RJ, Corey P, Cox M. Health hazard appraisal: the influence of an employee fitness program. Can J Pub Health 1982;73[3]:183-7.

Canada

No race discussed

No

 

Shephard RJ, Corey P, Cox M. The impact of changes in fitness and lifestyle upon health care utilization. Can J Pub Health 1983;74:51-4.

Canada

No race discussed

No

 

Shephard RJ, Youldon PE, Cox M, West C. Effects of a 6-month industrial fitness programme on serum lipid concentrations. Atherosclerosis 1980;35:277-86.

Canada

No race discussed

No

 

Shephard RJ. Twelve years experience of a fitness program for the salaried employees of a Toronto life assurance company. Am J Health Promot 1992 March;6(4):292-301.

Canada

No race discussed

No

 

Shephard RJ. Worksite fitness and exercise programs: a review of methodology and health impact. Am J Health Promot 1996;10(6).

Canada

No race discussed

No

 

Wier LT, Jackson AS. Factors affecting compliance in the NASA/Johnson Space Center fitness programme. Sports Med 1989;8(1):9-14.

Houston, TX

No race discussed

No

 

World Health Organization European Collaborative Group. Multifactorial trial in the prevention of coronary heart disease 2. Risk factor changes at two and four years. Eur Heart J 1982;3:184-90.

Europe

No race discussed

No

 

World Health Organization European Collaborative Group. Multifactorial trial in the prevention of coronary heart disease: 3. Incidence and mortality results. Eur Heart J 1983;4(3):141-7.

Europe

No race discussed

No

Obesity Prevention Strategy: Multi-component Coaching or Counseling Interventions

Studies Included by the Task Force to Determine Effectiveness of Multi-component Coaching or Counseling Interventions

(Number of Primary Articles Used to Determine Effectiveness: 15)

Study Site

Race

Articles Discuss AI/AN in Results or as Participants (Yes or No)

BOND, G. E., BURR, R., WOLF, F. M., PRICE, M., MCCURRY, S. M. & TERI, L. (2007) The effects of a web-based intervention on the physical outcomes associated with diabetes among adults age 60 and older: a randomized trial. Diabetes Technol Ther, 9, 52-9.

Washington State

Included AI/AN, did not discuss in text

Included AI/AN text

 

 

GLASGOW, R. E., BOLES, S. M., MCKAY, H. G., FEIL, E. G. & BARRERA, M., JR. (2003) The D-Net diabetes self-management program: long-term implementation, outcomes, and generalization results. Prev Med, 36, 410-9.

Colorado

No race discussed

No

 

GOLD, B. C., BURKE, S., PINTAURO, S., BUZZELL, P. & HARVEY-BERINO, J. (2007) Weight loss on the web: A pilot study comparing a structured behavioral intervention to a commercial program. Obesity (Silver Spring), 15, 155-64.

Vermont

White, Other

No

 

HARVEY-BERINO, J. (1998) Changing health behavior via telecommunications technology: Using interactive television to treat obesity. Behavior Therapy, 29, 505-519.

Vermont

White, Other

No

 

LIOU, T. H., CHEN, C. H., HSU, C. Y., CHOU, P. & CHIU, H. W. (2006) A pilot study of videoconferencing for an Internet-based weight loss programme for obese adults in Taiwan. J Telemed Telecare, 12, 370-3.

Taiwan

No race discussed

No

MCKAY, H. G., GLASGOW, R. E., FEIL, E. G., BOLES, S. M. & BARRERA JR, M. (2002) Internet-based diabetes self-management and support: Initial outcomes from the Diabetes Network project. Rehabilitation Psychology, 47, 31-48.

Arizona

No race discussed

No

 

MCKAY, H. G., KING, D., EAKIN, E. G., SEELEY, J. R. & GLASGOW, R. E. (2001) The diabetes network internet-based physical activity intervention: a randomized pilot study. Diabetes Care, 24, 1328-34.

US

No race discussed

No

 

MICCO, N., GOLD, B., BUZZELL, P., LEONARD, H., PINTAURO, S. & HARVEY-BERINO, J. (2007) Minimal in-person support as an adjunct to internet obesity treatment. Ann Behav Med, 33, 49-56.

Vermont

White, Black

No

 

TATE, D. F., JACKVONY, E. H. & WING, R. R. (2003) Effects of Internet behavioral counseling on weight loss in adults at risk for type 2 diabetes: a randomized trial. JAMA, 289, 1833-6.

Rhode Island

White, Other

No

 

TATE, D. F., JACKVONY, E. H. & WING, R. R. (2006) A randomized trial comparing human e-mail counseling, computer-automated tailored counseling, and no counseling in an Internet weight loss program. Arch Intern Med, 166, 1620-5.

US

Minority/ nonminority

No

 

TATE, D. F., WING, R. R. & WINETT, R. A. (2001) Using Internet technology to deliver a behavioral weight loss program. JAMA, 285, 1172-7.

US

White, Other

No

 

WEBBER, K. H., TATE, D. F. & MICHAEL BOWLING, J. (2008) A randomized comparison of two motivationally enhanced Internet behavioral weight loss programs. Behav Res Ther, 46, 1090-5.

US

White, Black, Asian

No

 

WEBBER, K. H., TATE, D. F. & QUINTILIANI, L. M. (2008) Motivational interviewing in internet groups: a pilot study for weight loss. J Am Diet Assoc, 108, 1029-32.

US

No race discussed

No

 

WILLIAMSON, D. A., WALDEN, H. M., WHITE, M. A., YORK-CROWE, E., NEWTON, R. L., JR., ALFONSO, A., GORDON, S. & RYAN, D. (2006) Two-year internet-based randomized controlled trial for weight loss in African-American girls. Obesity (Silver Spring), 14, 1231-43.

US

African American

No

 

WOMBLE, L. G., WADDEN, T. A., MCGUCKIN, B. G., SARGENT, S. L., ROTHMAN, R. A. & KRAUTHAMER-EWING, E. S. (2004) A randomized controlled trial of a commercial internet weight loss program. Obes Res, 12, 1011-8.

US

No race discussed

No

 

Increasing Physical Activity: Environmental and policy approaches to promote physical activity

Studies Included by the Task Force to Determine Effectiveness of Community-Scale Design and Land Use Policies

(Number of Primary Articles Used to Determine Effectiveness: 12)

Study Site

Race

Articles Discuss AI/AN in Results or as Participants (Yes or No)

Berrigan D, Troiano RP. The association between urban form and physical activity in U.S. adults. Am J Prev Med. 2002;23 (2S):74-79.

US-NHANES

White, Black, Mexican, Other

No

 

Cevero R, Gorham R. Commuting in transit versus automobile neighborhoods. APAJ. 1995.

California

No race discussed

No

 

Cervero R. Mixed land-uses and commuting: evidence from the American Housing Survey. Transport Res. 1996;30:361-377.

US

No race discussed

No

 

Craig CL, Brownson RC, Cragg SE, Dunn AL. Exploring the effect of the environment on physical activity: a study examining walking to work. AJPM. 2002;23:36-43.

Canada

No race discussed

No

Handy S L. Regional versus local accessibility. Built Environment. 1993;18(4):253- 267.

California

No race discussed

No  

 

Handy S. Understanding the link between urban form and nonwork travel behavior. J Plan Educ Res. 1996;15:183-98.

California

African American, Hispanic

No

 

Handy SL. Clifton KJ. Local shopping as a strategy for reducing automobile travel. Transportation. 2001;28:317-346.

Texas

No race discussed

No

 

Kitamura R, Mokhtarian PL, Laidet L. A micro-analysis of land use and travel in five neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area. Transportation. 24:125-158, 1997.

California

No race discussed

No

 

McNally MG, Kulkarni A. Assessment of influence of land use-transportation system on travel behavior. Transport Res Record. 1997;1607:105-115.

California

No race discussed

No

 

Moudon A, Hess P, Snyder MC, Stanilov K. Effects of site design on pedestrian travel in mixed-use, medium density environments. Washington State Transportation Center, 1997. WA-RD 432.

Washington

White, African American, Asian, Other

No

 

Parsons Brinkerhoff Quade and Douglas, Inc. 1000 Friends of Oregon: Making the land use transportation air quality connection: the pedestrian environment Volume 4A.

Oregon

No race discussed

No

 

Saelens BE, Sallis JF, Black JB, Chen D. Neighborhood-based differences in physical activity: an environmental scale evaluation. Am J Public Health. 2003;93:1552-1558.

California

White, Hispanic, API, African American, Other

No