Reductions in Employee Productivity Impairment Observed After Implementation of Web-Based Worksite Health Promotion Programs

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Abstract

Objective:

To assess changes in employee productivity impairment observed after the implementation of several Web-based health promotion programs.

Methods:

Health risk assessments and self-report measures of productivity impairment were administered on-line to more than 43,000 participants of Web-based health promotion programs.

Results:

Reductions in productivity impairment were observed after 1 month of program utilization. Productivity impairment at 90- and 180-day follow-ups also decreased relative to baseline. Improvements in employee health were associated with reductions in employee productivity impairment.

Conclusion:

The use of Web-based health promotion programs was associated with reductions in productivity impairment and improvements in employee health. After the implementation of Web-based health promotion programs, reductions in productivity impairment may be observed before reductions in direct health care costs.

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