A Randomized Trial of Economic Incentives to Promote Walking among Full Time Employees
There is overwhelming evidence that increased physical activity confers a variety of health benefits, yet recent survey data reveal that full time employees over age 35 are among the least active subsets of the Singaporean population. Employers in Singapore are increasingly looking to economic incentives to encourage healthy behaviors among employees although the evidence base justifying the use of these programs is limited.
We are addressing this gap by:
1. assessing the reach and sustainability of employer-based walking programs through a stated preference conjoint analysis,
2. quantify the effectiveness of a 6 month walking program, and
3. determine the cost-effectiveness of a scalable incentive-driven employer based walking program both with and without incentives.