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Volume 3: No. 3, July 2006

COMMUNITY CASE STUDY
Move & Improve: A Worksite Wellness Program in Maine

Change in Stage for Physical Activity 2003 Participants, %
(n = 317)
2004 Participants, %
(n = 902)
Decreased 2 3
No change 55 36
Increased by one 31 24
Increased by two 11 22
Increased by three or more 1 15

Figure 1. Percentage of Move & Improve participants in each category of change for physical activity at posttest, 2003 and 2004.

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Lifestyle Factor 2003 Participants, %
(n = 317)
2004 Participants, %
(n = 902)
Weight 41 62
Energy level 54 62
Fruit and vegetable consumption 40 50
Fat intake 33 45
TV viewing 37 40
Soft drink consumption 20 30
Stress 33 36
Water intake 55 60

Figure 2. Percentage of Move & Improve participants with positive change in lifestyle factors at postprogram, 2003 and 2004. All factors were significantly associated with forward movement in physical activity stage of change at P < .001 in both years, except for sugar-sweetened soft drinks (P = .08).

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