Skip to main content

The Impact of Health Risk Awareness on Employee Risk Levels

Buy Article:

$31.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Objectives : To determine the accuracy of employee self-reported health data and to assess health-risk changes after participation in a workplace health awareness and promotion program.

Methods : Comparative analysis of self-reported and objective health data from 5403 individuals who completed health screenings at 2 time-points.

Results : At baseline, 45.5 of participants were higher risk, and 47.4 underreported 3 or more risk measures. At second screening, the population improved in overall risk and in 5 of 7 risk measures (P < 0.0001), and the underreporting group improved more dramatically than the total population.

Conclusions : Workplace health promotion programs founded on objective health metrics can motivate employee health-risk reduction.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Keywords: chronic disease; employer health costs; health promotion; health status indicators; risk management

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1 Principal Investigator of Health Outcomes Research, Franklin, TN.

Publication date: 2010-09-01

More about this publication?
  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

    The Journal aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of personal attributes, personality characteristics, behavior patterns, social structure, and processes on health maintenance, health restoration, and health improvement; to disseminate knowledge of holistic, multidisciplinary approaches to designing and implementing effective health programs; and to showcase health behavior analysis skills that have been proven to affect health improvement and recovery.

  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Review Board
  • Reprints and Permissions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more