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Document ID (ISN)100734
CIS number 02-1698
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Goetzel R.Z., Ozminkowski R.J., Bruno J.A., Rutter K.R., Isaac F., Wang S.
Title The long-term impact of Johnson & Johnson's health and wellness program on employee health risks
Bibliographic information May 2002, Vol.44, No.5, p.417-424. 14 ref.
Abstract This study reports the effectiveness of Johnson & Johnson's "Health & Wellness" programme in reducing the health risks of 4586 employees who participated in two serial health screening programmes, with a minimum of one year between screenings. The study also examines the impact of participation in a high-risk intervention programme called "Pathways to Change«" on health risk factors. Results indicate significant risk reduction in 8 of 13 risk categories examined for all employees who participated in two health risk assessments. When comparing "Pathways to Change" participants with non-participants, participants outperformed their non-participant counterparts in six categories but performed worse in five other categories that were not specifically targeted by the high-risk programme. The study underscores the ability of large-scale and well-attended corporate health and productivity management programmes to have a positive effect on the health and well-being of workers.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; large enterprises; workers' participation; medical supervision; programme evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; physical fitness programmes; smoking; statistical evaluation; human behaviour; risk factors; nutrition
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Workers' participation
Physical fitness programmes