The Vital@Work study. The development and evaluation of a lifestyle intervention in order to improve older workers vitality (WC2007-009)

Background

Starting date: 01/12/2007

A major contributor of early exit from work is a decline in health with increasing age. As healthy lifestyle choices contribute to better health outcomes, an intervention aimed at an improved lifestyle is considered a potentially effective tool to keep older workers healthy and vital, and thereby to prolong labour participation. Therefore, in the Vital@Work project, 1) a lifestyle intervention was developed, and 2) will this intervention be evaluated for its effectiveness on lifestyle, vitality, work engagement and cost-effectiveness.