Effects of work-site health promotion on illness-related absenteeism.

  title={Effects of work-site health promotion on illness-related absenteeism.},
  author={Robert W. Jeffery and Jean Lois Forster and Barbara Dunn and Simone A. French and Peter G. McGovern and H. A. Lando},
  journal={Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association},
  volume={35 11},
This study examined the effects of work-site health promotion on employee absenteeism. Thirty-two work sites were randomized to programs for weight control and smoking cessation or to no treatment for 2 years. The prevalence of self-reported absences from work was assessed at baseline and follow-up. Results using work site as the unit of analysis showed a net reduction in the percent of workers reporting a sick day in the last month in treatment versus control work sites of 3.7% (P = .04) and 3… CONTINUE READING