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Document ID (ISN)110087
CIS number 09-1188
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Billings D.W., Cook R.F., Hendrickson A., Dove D.C.
Title A web-based approach to managing stress and mood disorders in the workforce
Bibliographic information Aug 2008, Vol.50, No.8, p.960-968. 44 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a web-based multimedia health promotion programme for the workplace, designed to help reduce stress and the risk of depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Using a randomized controlled trial design, 309 working adults were randomly assigned to the web-based intervention group or to a control group. All participants were assessed on multiple self-reported outcomes before and after the intervention. Relative to controls, the web-based group reduced their stress, increased their knowledge of depression and anxiety, developed more positive attitudes toward stress treatment and adopted a more controlled approach to alcohol consumption.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; health programmes; computer applications; stress factors; mental health
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; alcoholism; anxiety; programme evaluation; questionnaire survey; case-control study; depressive neurosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Mental stress and burnout
Psychological factors
Alcohol and drug abuse
Occupational health services
Workplace health promotion