Using Tailored Emails to Motivate Healthy Behavior Among Employees
The purpose of this research is to evaluate the efficacy of a multi-component email health promotion program on employee adoption of health promoting behaviors and secondarily on health status, work productivity and health care costs.
The Specific Aims are:
- To demonstrate the feasibility and assess the acceptability of email health promotion among diverse employee groups;
- To evaluate short and intermediate-term changes in health behaviors (e.g., daily fruit/vegetable intake, weekly physical activity) at 6 and 12 months;
- To assess change in health status (SF-12), work productivity, and healthcare costs among email program users and controls;
- To identify person predictors of sustained voluntary participation in a 6 month email health promotion program among the workforce population;
- To disseminate the results to maximize influence on e-health promotion, employer health promotion programs, health insurance policy, and research.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Sequential emails and web support
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00147927
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Animal searching behavior. The variable introductory phase of an instinctive behavior pattern or sequence, e.g., looking for food, or sequential courtship patterns prior to mating.
Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.
Allied Health Personnel
Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.
Mental Health Associations
Voluntary organizations which support educational programs and research in psychiatry with the objective of the promotion of mental health. An early association in the United States was founded as the National Committee for Mental Hygiene in 1909, became the Mental Health Association in 1976 and later the National Mental Health Association in 1980. State and local mental health associations in this country are chartered by the national organization and affiliated with it.
Health Planning Support
Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.
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