Factors Associated with Interest in Worksite Health-Related Discussions/Events among Employed Adults with Chronic Conditions

Lu Meng, April Kristine Galyardt, Kayin Tanisha Robinson, David M. Dejoy, Heather M. Padilla, Heather Zuercher, Michael Bien, Matthew Lee Smith

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Abstract

Objective: Worksite health promotion interventions have the potential to reach half of Americans nationally, but low participation rates hinder optimal intervention effectiveness. This study examines factors associated with employee interest in worksite health-related discussions/events. Method: We analyzed cross-sectional survey data from a representative sample of employed adults in California with one or more chronic conditions. An ordinal regression model was developed. Results: Employees who reported more interest in worksite health-related discussions/events had higher coworkers support, perceived greater value from learning health-related knowledge and getting practical tips from others, and reported higher interest in health discussions/events held in community settings. Conclusion: Efforts are needed to enhance the culture of worksite health and encourage communication and support among workers. Practitioners should consider connecting different settings to enhance reach and accessibility, and applying multiple delivery strategies to increase employee interest and engagement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e145-e149
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume59
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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