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What Can You Achieve in Eight Years? : A Case Study on Participation, Effectiveness, and Overall Impact of a Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion Program (2019)


Äikäs, Antti Hermanni; Absetz, Pilvikki; Hirvensalo, Mirja Hannele; Pronk, Nicolaas P. (2019). What Can You Achieve in Eight Years? : A Case Study on Participation, Effectiveness, and Overall Impact of a Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion Program. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 61 (12), 964-977. DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001699


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Äikäs, Antti Hermanni; Absetz, Pilvikki; Hirvensalo, Mirja Hannele; Pronk, Nicolaas P.

Journal or series: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

ISSN: 1076-2752

eISSN: 1536-5948

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 61

Issue number: 12

Pages range: 964-977

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001699

Open Access: Open access publication published in a hybrid channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66841


Abstract

Objective: To investigate participation and effectiveness of a multiyear comprehensive workplace health promotion (WHP) program.

Methods: Participation and effectiveness data came from employer and vendor systems. Health data came from health risk assessments (HRA) and biometric screenings. Participation and effectiveness were analyzed using descriptive analyses, T-tests and Mann-Whitney U tests where appropriate. Overall impact was assessed using the PIPE Impact Metric.

Results: 86% of employees completed the HRA and 80% the biometrical screenings. Annual participation rate was 24%, and total reach was 58%. The portion of successful participants was 23% in 2010–2013 and 18% in 2014–2017. PIPE Impact scores were 18% for 2010–2013 and 14% for the 2014–2017 study periods.

Conclusion: Despite modest annual participation rates, overall eight year reach was considered reasonable. Conservatively, we consider the overall program impact to be moderate.


Keywords: occupational health; programmes (plans); realisation (active); planning and design; participation; efficiency (properties); evaluation

Free keywords: workplace health promotion; program design; implementation; participation; effectiveness; program evaluation


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Reporting Year: 2019

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