13 March 2018
An Evaluation of Army Wellness Center Clients’ Health-Related Outcomes
This new paper analyzes in detail the effectiveness of the Army Wellness Center (AWC) model as a health promotion program for US military.
The Army Wellness Center (AWC) model was designed to deliver individual- and group-based health education services that promote and sustain healthy lifestyles and improve overall well-being among Army community members. The AWC health educators (HEs) deliver the model by conducting health assessments, providing feedback and education, and coaching their clients through 6 core pro- grams.
Physical fitness assessment program includes Cardiorespiratory Fitness test (performed with COSMED Fitmate PRO) and body fat percentage (performed with COSMED BOD POD).p>
The study findings show that "Army Wellness Center (AWC) clients with at least 1 follow-up outcome assessment experienced improvements in military readiness correlates and chronic disease risk factors. Evaluation design and follow-up-related limitations notwithstanding results suggest that best practices in WHPPs can effectively serve a globally distributed military force".
The article details are the following:
- Title: "An Evaluation of Army Wellness Center Clients' Health-Related Outcomes"
- Authors: Rivera LO, Ford JD, Hartzell MM, Hoover TA.
- Published in:Am J Health Promot. 2018 Jan 1:890117117753184.
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