Author contributions: RFP takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. RFP, MdC and AP undertook the study design and oversaw the data collection for the project. MB contributed towards the data collection. RFP, RW and AP contributed to the statistical data analysis. RFP, RW, MB, MdC & AP contributed to the critical interpretation of the data. All authors contributed to the final version of the article and have read, as well as, approved the final manuscript
Eight-month postprogram completion: Change in risk factors for chronic disease amongst participants in a 4-month pedometer-based workplace health program
Version of Record online: 29 MAY 2013
Copyright © 2013 The Obesity Society
Volume 21, Issue 9, pages E360–E368, September 2013
How to Cite
Freak-Poli, R., Wolfe, R., Brand, M., de Courten, M. and Peeters, A. (2013), Eight-month postprogram completion: Change in risk factors for chronic disease amongst participants in a 4-month pedometer-based workplace health program. Obesity, 21: E360–E368. doi: 10.1002/oby.20342
Disclosure: The authors declared no conflict of interest.
Funding agencies: The authors acknowledge the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Foundation for Chronic Disease Prevention™ in the Workplace, which is associated with the Global Corporate Challenge®, for partially funding this study. RFP is supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award and a Monash Departmental Scholarship. AP is funded by a VicHealth Public Health Fellowship.
- Issue online: 23 SEP 2013
- Version of Record online: 29 MAY 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 14 FEB 2013 07:18AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 5 MAR 2012
- The authors acknowledge the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Foundation for Chronic Disease Prevention™ in the Workplace, which is associated with the Global Corporate Challenge®, for partially funding this study
- RFP is supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award and a Monash Departmental Scholarship
- AP is funded by a VicHealth Public Health Fellowship
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