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ID (ISN) del documento110994
Número CIS 10-0516
ISSN - Título de la serie 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Leffer M., Grizzell T.
Título Implementation of a physician-organized wellness regime (POWR) enforcing the 2007 NFPA standard 1582: Injury rate reduction and associated cost savings
Información bibliográfica Mar. 2010, Vol.52, No.3, p.336-339. 28 ref.
Resumen The aim of this study was to determine the effects of a physician-organized wellness regime (POWR) on a cohort of firefighters, while applying the 2007 National Fire Protection Association Standard 1582. A prospective evaluation of the POWR was carried out by comparing baseline with postintervention injury rate data among 252 Maryland firefighters, with an analysis of return on investment. After implementation of POWR, the fire department showed a 40% reduction in recordable injuries during year 1, which increased to 60% during year 2. Return on investment was shown to be 4.6:1 by the second year. Moreover, the subpopulation of overweight firefighters showed statistically significant weight loss during the intervention period. It is concluded that a specific type of wellness initiative as POWR can lead to substantial cost savings from an injury-sparing perspective alone and has potential to decrease cardiac risk factors among a high-risk population of firefighters.
Descriptores (primarios) nivel de salud; lesiones corporales; lucha contra el fuego; programas de higiene; aspectos económicos
Descriptores (secundarios) peso corporal; presión sanguínea; valoración del programa; valoración estadística; análisis del coste-beneficio; tasas de frecuencia
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Generalidades sobre prevención
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Aspectos económicos
Physical fitness programmes