An evaluation of Duke University’s LIVE FOR LIFE health promotion program on changes in worker absenteeism

Kevin K. Knight, Ron Z. Goetzel, Jonathan E. Fielding, Marvin Eisen, George W. Jackson, Toby Y. Kahr, Gayle M. Kenny, Sally W. Wade, Shyun Duann

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Abstract

The effect of an employer-sponsored health promotion program on worker absenteeism is examined over a 4-year period in a group of 4972 Duke University hourly employees. Program participants experienced an average of 4.6 fewer absentee hours in the third year of program availability than did nonparticipants, after controlling for baseline absenteeism, gender, race, education, and age. These results suggest that employer-sponsored health promotion initiatives can have a favorable influence on absenteeism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Occupational Medicine
Volume36
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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