Comprehensive health promotion interventions at the workplace: experiences with health circles in Germany.

@article{Aust2004ComprehensiveHP,
  title={Comprehensive health promotion interventions at the workplace: experiences with health circles in Germany.},
  author={Birgit Aust and Antje Ducki},
  journal={Journal of occupational health psychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={
          258-70
        }
}
  • B. AustA. Ducki
  • Published 1 July 2004
  • Medicine
  • Journal of occupational health psychology
Health circles, the central element of a comprehensive health promotion approach that has been developed in Germany in recent years, emphasize organizational and psychosocial factors while actively involving employees in the process. Through an extensive review the authors identified 11 studies, presenting the results of 81 health circles. The scientific quality of the data is limited: only 3 studies used (nonrandomized) control groups, whereas the remaining studies are based on retrospective… 

Tables from this paper

Conducting organizational-level occupational health interventions: What works?

An overview of prominent European methods that describe systematic approaches to improving employee health and well-being through the alteration of the way in which work is designed, organized and managed is provided.

Job stress interventions and the organization of work.

  • N. Semmer
  • Medicine
    Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health
  • 2006
Evidence points to the limited utility of economic arguments for the acceptance of health promotion projects and a combination of person-focused and organization-focused approaches is the most promising.

Workplace health promotion: the role and responsibility of health care managers.

  • D. Whitehead
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Journal of nursing management
  • 2006
An extensive review of the available workplace-related health literature suggests that health care managers should be aiming to initiate and promote radical health promotion reform as set out in the WHO settings-based movement.

Critical conditions for co-workershipin healthcare organizations: A workplace health promotion perspective

The workplace is well-established as one of the priority settings for promoting health in a large population. To achieve a good work environment, cooperation between managers and employees is

The best laid plans : process evaluation of a preventative stress-management strategy in the public sector

The costs of poor psychological health to employees and organisations continue to mount, with the psychosocial work environment implicated as a causal factor. Despite this, organisational-level

Improving well-being at work: A randomized controlled intervention based on selection, optimization, and compensation.

First indications that SOC training might be a promising approach to occupational health and stress prevention are provided, but additional studies are needed to corroborate the effectiveness of SOC trainings in the occupational contexts.

Integrated Worker Health Protection and Promotion Programs: Overview and Perspectives on Health and Economic Outcomes

  • N. Pronk
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Journal of occupational and environmental medicine
  • 2013
Existing evidence supports an integrated approach in terms of health outcomes but will benefit significantly from research designed to support the business case for employers of various company sizes and industry types.

A Longitudinal Study on the Effects of Health Policy in Organizations on Job Satisfaction, Burnout, and Sickness Absence

A stronger focus on health in the organization enhanced job satisfaction, reduced burnout, and reduced sickness absence a year later, after controlling for these variables in previous measurements.

Protecting and promoting mental health in the workplace: developing a systems approach to job stress.

  • A. LamontagneT. KeegelD. Vallance
  • Medicine
    Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
  • 2007
Systems approaches to job stress emphasise primary prevention or focusing on stressors as the upstream determinants of job stress, and integrate primary with worker-directed secondary and illness-directed tertiary intervention, and are context-sensitive.
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 61 REFERENCES

Efforts of health promotion teams to improve the psychosocial work environment.

This study evaluated the actions of 12 departmental "health promotion teams" and the means they used to improve the psychosocial work environment of a metal factory in a 3-year project. The teams

Worksite Health Programs: Working Together to Advance Employee Health

The workplace is a common context within which health promotion, disease prevention, and injury prevention programs are conducted and OSH interventions attempt to reduce exposure to aspects of the worksite that are deleterious to employee health.

The Integrated Model: Implications for Worksite Health Promotion and Occupational Health and Safety Practice

It is argued that occupational safety and health and worksite health promotion practitioners need to develop more comprehensive interventions and rigorously evaluate these programs to determine if they are more effective than programs with a more narrow focus.

A comprehensive review of the effects of worksite health promotion on health-related outcomes: an update.

The articles following in this issue are a continuation of a review of the effects of worksite health promotion on health-related outcomes that was initially reported in the July/August 1996 issue of

Occupational stress, safety, and health: conceptual framework and principles for effective prevention interventions.

An overarching conceptual model of occupational stress, safety, and health, incorporating multiple factors from diverse disciplines is presented, and specific implications of the model for the development of prevention interventions are examined.

Cases in stress prevention: the success of a participative and stepwise approach

Stress prevention programmes are predominantly reactive and aimed at individuals. Four factors that may contribute to this current status are discussed: the opinions and interests of company

Health promotion through the lens of population health: Toward a salutogenic setting

The concepts of collective lifestyles and salutogenic settings for future theoretical development in health promotion and public health are developed.

The Intervention Project on Absence and Well-being (IPAW): Design and results from the baseline of a 5-year study

This paper presents the background, design and baseline results of the Intervention Project on Absence and Well-being (IPAW). IPAW is a 5-year psychosocial work environment intervention study

Health circles for teleworkers: selective results on stress, strain and coping styles.

A questionnaire 2 months after the last HC session revealed that participants reported significantly more positive changes in typical stress factors than teleworkers in a control group, and the implications of these results for preventive and corrective strategies of telework design are discussed.

Combining quantitative and qualitative approaches in occupational health for a better understanding of the impact of work-related disorders.

  • D. Mergler
  • Medicine
    Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health
  • 1999
Combining qualitative and quantitative methods in a complementary fashion can lead to a better understanding of the rapidly changing work environment and labor situation and a means for developing appropriate strategies for preventive intervention.
...