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A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial of a Nutrition Intervention Program in a Multiethnic Adult Population in the Corporate Setting Reduces Depression and Anxiety and Improves Quality of Life…

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Health Promotion, March 2015
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Title
A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial of a Nutrition Intervention Program in a Multiethnic Adult Population in the Corporate Setting Reduces Depression and Anxiety and Improves Quality of Life: The GEICO Study
Published in
American Journal of Health Promotion, March 2015
DOI 10.4278/ajhp.130218-quan-72
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Ulka Agarwal, Suruchi Mishra, Jia Xu, Susan Levin, Joseph Gonzales, Neal D. Barnard

Abstract

Abstract Purpose . To determine whether a plant-based nutrition program in a multicenter, corporate setting improves depression, anxiety, and productivity. Design . A quasi-experimental study examined the impact of diet on emotional well-being and productivity. Setting . The study was conducted in 10 corporate sites of a major U.S. insurance company. Subjects . There were 292 participants (79.8% women, 20.2% men), with body mass index ≥25 kg/m(2) and/or previous diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Intervention . Either weekly instruction in following a vegan diet or no instruction was given for 18 weeks. Measures . Depression and anxiety were measured using the Short Form-36 questionnaire. Work productivity was measured using the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment questionnaire. Analysis . Baseline characteristics were examined by t-test for continuous variables and χ(2) test for categorical variables. Analysis of covariance models were adjusted for baseline covariates. Paired t-tests were used to determine within-group changes and t-tests for between-group differences. Results . In an intention-to-treat analysis, improvements in impairment because of health (p < .001), overall work impairment because of health (p = .02), non-work-related activity impairment because of health (p < .001), depression (p = .02), anxiety (p = .04), fatigue (p < .001), emotional well-being (p = .01), daily functioning because of physical health (p = .01), and general health (p = 0.02) in the intervention group were significantly greater than in the control group. Results were similar for study completers. Conclusion . A dietary intervention improves depression, anxiety, and productivity in a multicenter, corporate setting.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 227 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 53 23%
Student > Bachelor 34 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 9%
Researcher 20 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 8%
Other 44 19%
Unknown 38 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 54 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 35 15%
Psychology 34 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 4%
Other 41 18%
Unknown 43 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 245. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 August 2020.
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#1
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