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Document ID (ISN)111537
CIS number 11-0192
ISSN - Serial title 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Colkesen E.B., Niessen M.A., Peek N., Vosbergen S., Kraaijenhagen R.A., van Kalken C.K., Tijssen J.G., Peters R.J.G.
Title Initiation of health-behaviour change among employees participating in a web-based health risk assessment with tailored feedback
Bibliographic information 2011, No.6:5, 7p. 31 ref.
Internet access Initiation_of_health-behaviour_change.pdf [in English]
Abstract Primary prevention programmes at the worksite that include a web-based health risk assessment (HRA) with tailored feedback hold the advantage of simultaneously increasing awareness of risk and enhancing initiation of health-behaviour change. This study evaluated initial health-behaviour change among employees who voluntarily participated in such a HRA programme. A questionnaire survey was conducted among 2289 employees who voluntarily participated in a HRA programme at seven Dutch worksites between 2007 and 2009. The HRA included a web-based questionnaire, biometric measurements, laboratory evaluation and tailored feedback. The survey questionnaire assessed initial self-reported health-behaviour change and satisfaction with the web-based HRA, and was e-mailed four weeks after employees completed the HRA. More than half of the employees who voluntarily participated in a web-based HRA with tailored feedback, reported to have initiated health-behaviour change. Self-reported initiation of health-behaviour change was more frequent among those at high cardiovascular disease risk and BMI levels. These findings indicate that among voluntary participating employees, a web-based HRA with tailored feedback may motivate those in greatest need of health-behaviour change and may be a valuable component of workplace health promotion programmes.
Descriptors (primary) state of health; personal hygiene; health programmes; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) cardiovascular diseases; body weight; human behaviour; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion