Kilpatrick, M and Blizzard, L and Sanderson, K and Teale, B and Nelson, M and Chappell, K and Venn, A, Investigating Employee-Reported Benefits of Participation in a Comprehensive Australian Workplace Health Promotion Program, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58, (5) pp. 505-513. ISSN 1076-2752 (2016) [Refereed Article]
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METHODS: State government employees from Tasmania, Australia, completed surveys in 2010 (n = 3408) and 2013 (n = 3228). Repeated cross-sectional data were collected on sociodemographic, health, and work characteristics. Participation in WHP activities, employee-reported organizational commitment, and benefits of participation were collected in 2013.
RESULTS: Respondents who participated in multiple activities were more likely to agree that participation had motivated them, or helped them to address a range of health and work factors (trends: P < 0.05). There were significant associations between participation and employee organizational commitment. No differences were observed in health-related behaviors and BMI between 2010 and 2013.
CONCLUSIONS: Healthy@Work (pH@W) was either ineffective, or insufficient time had elapsed to detect a population-level change in employee lifestyle factors.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Public health|
|Research Field:||Health promotion|
|Objective Group:||Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)|
|Objective Field:||Occupational health|
|UTAS Author:||Kilpatrick, M (Dr Michelle Kilpatrick)|
|UTAS Author:||Blizzard, L (Professor Leigh Blizzard)|
|UTAS Author:||Sanderson, K (Associate Professor Kristy Sanderson)|
|UTAS Author:||Nelson, M (Professor Mark Nelson)|
|UTAS Author:||Chappell, K (Ms Katherine Chappell)|
|UTAS Author:||Venn, A (Professor Alison Venn)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||10|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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