Implementing an integrated health protection/health promotion intervention in the hospital setting lessons learned from the Be Well, Work Well study

Glorian Sorensen, Eve M. Nagler, Dean Hashimoto, Jack T. Dennerlein, Julie V. Theron, Anne M. Stoddard, Orfeu Buxton, Lorraine M. Wallace, Christopher Kenwood, Candace C. Nelson, Sara L. Tamers, Michael P. Grant, Gregory Wagner

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Abstract

Objective: This study reports findings from a proof-of-concept trial designed to examine the feasibility and estimates the efficacy of the "Be Well, Work Well" workplace intervention. Methods: The intervention included consultation for nurse managers to implement changes on patient-care units and educational programming for patient-care staff to facilitate improvements in safety and health behaviors. We used a mixedmethods approach to evaluate feasibility and efficacy. Results: Using findings from process tracking and qualitative research, we observed challenges to implementing the intervention due to the physical demands, time constraints, and psychological strains of patient care. Using survey data, we found no significant intervention effects. Conclusions: Beyond educating individual workers, systemwide initiatives that respond to conditions of work might be needed to transform the workplace culture and broader milieu in support of worker health and safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-194
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of occupational and environmental medicine
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Sorensen, G., Nagler, E. M., Hashimoto, D., Dennerlein, J. T., Theron, J. V., Stoddard, A. M., Buxton, O., Wallace, L. M., Kenwood, C., Nelson, C. C., Tamers, S. L., Grant, M. P., & Wagner, G. (2016). Implementing an integrated health protection/health promotion intervention in the hospital setting lessons learned from the Be Well, Work Well study. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 58(2), 185-194. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000592