Evaluation of lifestyle interventions in maritime settings

Background
Evidence on workplace health promotion interventions at sea is scattered and includes different methodological approaches.

Purpose
This study was carried out to identify and assess all evidence on lifestyle interventions in seafarers.

Method
The PRISMA-P guideline was used to develop the current study. Data extraction was done, and the quality of the studies was assessed using the Cochrane Risk of Bias tool.

Conclusion
Results of this study showed that a limited number of studies of lifestyle interventions in the maritime setting existed. Also, most of the interventions identified have failed to demonstrate substantial health benefits for seafarers.

Dissemination of  results
The results of this study would be crucial for policy makers, development of health promotion strategies, and professionals working to improve health outcomes of this occupation.

Project group
A joint project between Denmark, Iran and USA with Postdoc Fereshteh Baygi as project leader.

Economy and timeline
The project was funded by CMSS and ran from January 2019 – January 2020.