Presentation on theme: "Rebecca Olsen Personal Improvement Project HSCI 586 Operations/Quality Management of Health Services Dr. Farrokh Alemi Spring 2005 Prepared By: R O Process."— Presentation transcript:
Rebecca Olsen Personal Improvement Project HSCI 586 Operations/Quality Management of Health Services Dr. Farrokh Alemi Spring 2005 Prepared By: R O Process Owner and partner: DF
Objective Incorporate consistent, varied exercise routine into daily activities accomplished through environmental changes.
Analysis of Daily Activities Work Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. in sedentary position. Watch Local and National News Programs 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Iron and Prepare Clothes for next work day Prepare lunch for next work day Check and answer email Go to Bed 9 p.m., arise & prepare for work 5 a.m. Weekends: Friday – Watch VCR Movies, Saturdays and Sundays – Grocery Shopping, Movies, Visit friends, dinner out 1 or 2 nights.
Opportunities for Change Work 8 hours instead of 10 hours daily so that I am not too tired once at home to exercise. Watch 1 local news program and 1 national news program for total of 1 hour day versus 2 hours day. Move television into den with treadmill to watch news programs. Park farther away from building at work to walk more during the day. Take stairs at work instead of elevator. Use Cardiac Rehab treadmill on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Dave at the hospital and then shower and prepare for work at the hospital where I am also employed. Visit museums and exhibits in D.C. on weekends to incorporate more walking exercise in weekend activities.
Environmental Changes Chosen for Implementation Television was moved to Den so that I could walk on the treadmill while watching the news programs. Parked at the back of the parking lot to get more walking exercise at work. Took stairs at work instead of elevator. Tuesdays and Thursdays – went to work at 6:30 and used the Cardiac Rehab treadmill with my partner, showered at hospital to prepare for work, and went to work at 8:00. Visited D.C. museums and exhibits twice monthly on weekends to incorporate more exercise into weekends.
Old Process Monday – Friday & Weekends Work weekdays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Watch local and evening news programs 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Prepare and eat dinner while watching the news. Iron and prepare work clothes for next day Prepare lunch for next day Check and answer email Go to Bed and 9 p.m. Arise at 5 a.m. and prepare for work Weekends – Fridays, watch VCR movies Saturdays and Sundays – Grocery shopping, movies, visit friends, dinner out 1-2 times
New Process Monday – Friday & Weekends Work weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Come home, prepare dinner, eat and relax until 6:30. Watch one local and evening news program between 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. while walking on treadmill for one hour. Iron and prepare work clothes for next day Prepare lunch for next day Check and answer email Go to Bed and 9 p.m. Arise at 6 a.m. and prepare for work. Tuesdays and Thursdays – use Treadmill at hospital and shower, prepare for work there. Weekends – Fridays, watch VCR movies Saturdays and Sundays – Grocery shopping, visit friends, twice monthly go to museums/exhibits in D.C or incorporate other activities that require walking, i.e. hikes.
Conclusion Changes implemented to incorporate consistent exercise were successful as evidenced by 6 weeks of data. Major changes were: Television was moved to den to view while walking on treadmill. Exercised at hospital with my partner 2 days a week in the morning, showered and prepared for work while there. Car was parked farther from work. This evolved to parking farther from my apartment and farther away from stores. Decreased work hours from 10 hours a day to 8 hours a day so that I wasn’t too tired to exercise and had more time to myself. Incorporated new weekend activities twice a month to obtain more exercise on the weekends.