Title

Worksite interventions: A methodological exploration and pilot study promoting behavior change

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

12-24-2001

Abstract

This paper explores the methodological implications of using multiple methods in conducting preventive interventions, employing the stages of change model as a conceptual framework. We discuss the issues involved in using three empirically supported interventions (expert systems, group support, and self-help manuals) in the context of promoting smoking cessation. Although these methods have been assessed in different contexts, they have not been combined using the worksite as the location of intervention. Worksite interventions have the potential to reach large numbers of people and facilitate changes in social and environmental norms, yet there is a need to further examine how various methods can be combined to facilitate behavior change. Implementation of two pilot studies in the worksite provides initial evidence of the feasibility of a theoretically-based multi-method approach to intervention.

Publication Title

Journal of Primary Prevention

Volume

22

Issue

2

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