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    The long-term impact of Johnson & Johnson's Health & Wellness Program on employee health risks.

    Authors
    Goetzel RZ, Ozminkowski RJ, Bruno JA, et al. 
    Source
    J Occup Environ Med 2002 May; 44(5) :417-24.
    Abstract

    To be viewed as successful, corporate health promotion and disease prevention programs must demonstrate that they can improve the risk profile of employees as a whole, and, in particular, those employees at highest risk. This study reports the effectiveness of Johnson & Johnson's newly configured Health & Wellness Program in reducing the health risks of 4586 employees who participated in two serial health screening programs, with a minimum of 1 year between screenings. The study also examines the impact of participation in a high-risk intervention program called Pathways to Change on health risk factors. McNemar chi-squared and z-test statistics were used to evaluate changes in health risks over time. Results indicate significant risk reduction in 8 of 13 risk categories examined for all employees who participated in two health risk assessments over an average of 2 3/4 years. 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 program. In two categories, no differences were found. The study underscores the ability of large-scale, well-attended, and comprehensive corporate health and productivity management programs to positively impact the health and well-being of workers.

    Mesh
    Adult
    Female
    Health Promotion
    Health Services Research
    Health Status
    Humans
    Male
    Occupational Health
    Occupational Health Services
    Program Evaluation
    Risk Assessment
    United States
    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)
    Evaluation Studies Journal Article
    PubMed ID

    12024687

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