What Can You Achieve in Eight Years? : A Case Study on Participation, Effectiveness, and Overall Impact of a Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion Program
Äikäs, A. H., Absetz, P., Hirvensalo, M. H., & Pronk, N. 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. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001699
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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.
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Additional information about fundingMetsämiesten säätiö, Finland, supported financially the manuscript writing process. Urheiluopistosäätiö, Finland, supported financially the data collection and analysis.
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