Influence of participation in a worksite health-promotion program on disability days

Alyssa B. Schultz, Chifung Lu, Tracey E. Barnett, Louis Tze ching Yen, Timothy McDonald, David Hirschland, Dee W. Edington

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This study assessed the impact of health-promotion program participation on short-term and long-term disability absence days during a 6-year period in a manufacturing company. Male, hourly, active employees (n = 4189) were analyzed from 1995 to 2000. Disability absences were compared for program participants and nonparticipants from baseline (1995) through 5 years of the program. The percentage of nonparticipants absent on any given day was greater than that of participants. Moreover, the average number of disability absence days incurred by nonparticipants significantly increased from baseline to program year 5 compared with participants. The total amount saved each year in disability absence days for the 2596 program participants was $623,040, which resulted in a savings-to-cost ratio of 2.3 per year. Participation in worksite health-promotion programs may lead to reduced disability days in a manufacturing worksite population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)776-780
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume44
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2002

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Schultz, Alyssa B. ; Lu, Chifung ; Barnett, Tracey E. ; Yen, Louis Tze ching ; McDonald, Timothy ; Hirschland, David ; Edington, Dee W. / Influence of participation in a worksite health-promotion program on disability days. In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2002 ; Vol. 44, No. 8. pp. 776-780.
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In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 44, No. 8, 08.2002, p. 776-780.

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