The Effects of Horticulture Activity Caring Program on Stress, Depression, Blood Glucose, Lipids for Major Company White-Collar Workers.: A Randomized Controlled Trial

대기업 사무직 근로자에게 적용한 원예활동 프로그램이 스트레스, 우울, 혈당, 혈중 지질 등에 미치는 효과: 무작위 대조군 연구

  • Cha, Hyun-su (Division of Nursing, Sehan University) ;
  • Lee, Sook (Division of Nursing, College of Nursing, Dankook University)
  • 차현수 (세한대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 이숙 (단국대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2018.06.29
  • Accepted : 2018.10.05
  • Published : 2018.10.31


This study was performed to determine the effects on psychological and physiological variables of Horticulture Activity Caring Program for major company white-collar workers. Fifty three White-collar Workers participated in study. They were assigned to two groups (experimental group and control group) in random order. Random order is used Excel 2010 program RAND function of Microsoft. During the eight-week trial, the experimental group was treated with Horticulture Activity Caring Program weekly for 90 minute per session. The control group wasn't treated. Measurements of variables (stress, depression, blood glucose, total cholesterol, HDL-C, and LDL-C) were performed at weeks 0 and 8 for all participant. Changes in variables were calculated from baseline to trial completion. The data were collected from July to September 2014. SPSS 21.0 was used for the statistical analysis. : Horticulture Activity Caring Program had positive effects on depression (z=-4.57, p< .000). Conclusion of the study suggest the Horticulture Activity Caring Program may have positive effects on improving depression. We expect that the Horticulture Activity Caring Program will become a complementary and alternative therapy of mental health promotion for the white collar workers.


Horticulture Activity;white-collar worker;stress;depression;blood glucose;lipids


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