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Inclusion of ‘Total Worker Health®’ a program by NIOSH

Published on Sep 19, 2018in Health Promotion International1.913
· DOI :10.1093/heapro/day072
Pouran D. Faghri17
Estimated H-index: 17
(UConn: University of Connecticut),
Laura Punnett47
Estimated H-index: 47
(University of Massachusetts Lowell)
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Nursing home employees experience high physical and psychosocial workloads, resulting in poor health outcomes. An occupational health/health promotion program, designed to facilitate employee participation, was initiated in three nursing homes. The aim of the current study was to evaluate facilitators and barriers of the program after 3-year implementation. Focus groups with employees and in-depth interviews with top and middle managers were conducted. The Social Ecological Model was used to org...
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Background. Many worksite health promotion programs ignore the potential influence of working conditions on unhealthy behaviors. Methods. A study of nursing home employees (56% nursing aides) utilized a standardized questionnaire. We analyzed the cross-sectional associations between workplace stressors and obesity, cigarette smoking, and physical inactivity. Results. Of 1506 respondents, 20% reported exposure to three or more workplace stressors (physical or organizational), such as lifting heav...
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