A pilot study of a headache program in the workplace : The effect of education.
Headache is a frequent problem in the workplace and contributes to absenteeism and productivity loss.
Disease-management programs targeting headache may reduce its impact on employees, employers, and society.
A pilot study was conducted in an employer setting (J.P. Morgan & Co., Incorporated ; four locations in New York City and two in Delaware) to evaluate a multimedia computer-based (kiosk) headache program.
Study objectives included assessing the effect of the program on participant outcomes and evaluating the educational component of the program.
Through the kiosk, participants were questioned about the types, severity, and frequency of their headaches ; the impact of headaches on their daily activities ; and lost workdays as a result of headache.
All participants received personalized reports about their headaches, and the participants in New York were given access to an on-site neurologist and additional educational information.
A follow-up assessment was requested 3 months after the baseline screening to evaluate the effect of the program.
A total of 185 participants completed both a baseline and follow-up session.
Of 177 evaluable participants, 19% saw a physician for headache after their initial kiosk session.
Fifty-six percent of evaluable participants reported overall improvement in headache symptoms at follow-up (P<0.01), with decreased headache frequency and better understanding of headache most often selected as reasons for improvement. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine travail, Programme sanitaire, Employé bureau, Céphalée, Homme, Evaluation performance, Education santé, Conduite à tenir, Facteur risque, Etude longitudinale, Douleur, Système nerveux pathologie, Trouble neurologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational medicine, Sanitary program, Clerical personnel, Headache, Human, Performance evaluation, Health education, Clinical management, Risk factor, Follow up study, Pain, Nervous system diseases, Neurological disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0186315
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 16/11/1999.