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Korean J Nutr. 2010 Feb;43(1):57-68. Korean.
Published online February 28, 2010.  https://doi.org/10.4163/kjn.2010.43.1.57
© 2010 The Korean Nutrition Society
The Effects of a Worksite On-line Health Education Program on Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors and Nutrient Intakes of Male Workers
Ji-Yeon Kang,1 Sang-Woon Cho,1 Ji-Young Lee,1 Sook-Hee Sung,1 Yoo-Kyoung Park,2,3 Yun-Mi Paek,1 and Tae-In Choi1
1Radiation Health Research Institute, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd, Seoul 132-703, Korea.
2Research Institute of Clinical Nutrition, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 130-701, Korea.
3Department of Medical Nutrition, Graduate School of East-West Medical Science, Kyung Hee University, Yongin 446-701, Korea.

To whom correspondence should be addressed. (Email: choimd@khnp.co.kr )
Received July 20, 2009; Revised August 07, 2009; Accepted October 08, 2009.

Abstract

Worksite health promotion programs have been associated with reductions in health risks but are labor-intensive and costly to implement. Therefore, innovative strategies to provide a cost-effective approach to health education program are needed. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a worksite on-line health education program by e-mail on metabolic syndrome risk factors and dietary intakes in male workers with metabolic syndrome. Anthropometric and biochemical parameters were measured and the nutrient intakes were assessed through FFQ. The diagnosis of metabolic syndrome was adapted from NCEP-ATP III with blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, triglyceride, HDL cholesterol, and Asia-Pacific definition with waist circumference. The education group consisted of 212 male workers and the non-education group of 236 age-matched male workers. The on-line health education program provided 10 sessions by e-mail. After a worksite on-line health education program, systolic blood pressure (p < 0.001), diastolic blood pressure (p < 0.001) and fasting blood glucose (p < 0.001) were significantly decreased and HDL cholesterol (p < 0.001) was significantly increased in the education group. Intakes of total energy (p < 0.05), carbohydrate (p < 0.05), sodium (p < 0.05) were significantly decreased in the education group, but there were no significant differences in dietary intakes in the non-education group after a worksite on-line health education program. The results indicate that online health education program by e-mail is effective for improving metabolic syndrome risk factors and dietary intakes in male workers and show potential for use in the working setting.

Keywords: worksite health education; male workers; metabolic syndrome; nutrient intakes

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Process of the on-line health education program.
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The homogeneity of general characteristics in subjects
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Table 2
Changes of anthropometric index and metabolic syndrome markers before and after on-line health education program
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Changes of dietary intakes before and after on-line health education program
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Changes of anthropometric index and metabolic syndrome markers according to the number of on-line health education program in education group
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Changes of dietary intakes according to the number of on-line health education program in education group
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