Event Details

Friday, 02 September 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UQ Location:
Human Movement Studies Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Sandrine Kingston-Ducrot
336 56912
Org. Unit:
Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Event Description

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Most nurses work shifts, and those who work night shifts have poorer lifestyle behaviours, placing them at increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The Australian nursing workforce is aging rapidly with 40% nurses over the age of 50 years. Therefore, coupled with the global and national nursing workforce shortage, there is an urgent need for workplace interventions targeting nurses.

One of the strategies that have been used to encourage behaviour change is to target and tailor messages for the target population. Tailoring, which aligns messages with individual characteristics and barriers, is an important aspect of health messaging, whether by print or SMS text-message and is broadly feasible at scale.

This talk will include data from a formative assessment in nurses. Examples of physical activity interventions targeting nurses and the related outcomes will be presented.

Dr Tracy Kolbe-Alexander is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Exercise, Physical Activity and Health, within the UQ School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. The focus of Tracy’s research is the role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases.

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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