A Structured Health Intervention for Truckers (SHIFT): A Process Evaluation of a Pilot Health Intervention in a Transport Company

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To undertake a process-evaluation of a structured health intervention for truckers (SHIFT) implemented in a sample of UK lorry drivers.


A combination of “debrief interviews,” focus groups and one-to-one interviews, in addition to observations and reflections of the two lead researchers were used to collect data on the acceptability of SHIFT from a group of 16 lorry drivers and four transport managers.


The SHIFT program was considered relevant and acceptable to lorry drivers. It provided them with health information tailored to their specific health needs, long-lasting tools and techniques, which helped to raise their awareness of key health issues and helped to stimulate lifestyle changes during their daily routine.


This process-evaluation suggests that the SHIFT program should now be evaluated on a larger scale and tested through fully randomized controlled trials.

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