Clinic and Tech-Based Diet and Fitness Intervention for Volunteer Firefighters

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A cluster randomized controlled trial (CRCT) comparing the effectiveness of an occupational health clinician administered web-mobile lifestyle program, The First Twenty, to the American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7 (LS7) among volunteer firefighters.

  • An occupational health clinician randomly prescribed overweight or obese firefighters’ to participation in either TF20 or LS7
  • Assessed dietary intake, physical activity, anxiety, stress depression, smoking, occupational injuries and sociodemographic factors pre and post
  • Outcomes include BMI, percent body fat, waist circumference, diet, and physical activity
  • 6-month intervention including 2 treatment and 2 control fire departments across Long Island, New York including 150+ firefighters

Project Team

  • R. Sue Day, PhD
  • Christopher Kaipust, MPH
  • Deirdre Douglass, MS, RD