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Document ID (ISN)62278
CIS number 94-1093
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jeffery R.W., Forster J.L., Dunn B.V., French S.A., McGovern P.G., Lando H.A.
Title Effects of work-site health promotion on illness-related absenteeism
Bibliographic information Nov. 1993, Vol.35, No.11, p.1142-1146. 15 ref.
Abstract This study examined the effects of work-site health promotion on employee absenteeism. Thirty-two work sites were randomized to programmes for weight control and smoking cessation or to no treatment for two years. The prevalence of self-reported absences from work was assessed at baseline and follow-up. Results using work site as the unit of analysis showed a reduction in the proportion of workers reporting a sick day in the last month in treatment versus control work sites. The rate of participation in smoking but not weight programmes was positively associated with change in sick day prevalence and this effect was strongest in baseline smokers. Work-site smoking cessation programmes may yield important short-term economic benefits by reducing employee absenteeism.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; sickness absenteeism; smoking
Descriptors (secondary) cohort study; plant health organization
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Smoking
Workplace health promotion