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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157834
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Workplace Health Care Preferences: Responses to a Campus Health Survey
Abstract:
Workplace Health Care Preferences: Responses to a Campus Health Survey
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2006
Author:Link, Denise, DNS, RNP
P.I. Institution Name:Arizona State University
Title:Clinical Associate Professor
Contact Address:Community Services Building, 200 E Curry Road, RM 310A, Tempe, AZ, 85287-3008, USA
Contact Telephone:480-965-0653
Co-Authors:Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/NPP, FAAN and Edward Greenberg, PhD
Purpose: A survey was designed and distributed to assess the needs and preferred healthcare services of university employees, as well as to ascertain the level of interest in having access to health care on campus among potential users of the health centers. Background: On a typical day, over 67% of all adult Americans are at the workplace. Creating opportunities to obtain health care while at work could provide workers access to needed health services that they might otherwise forgo if they had to miss work or use personal time. Worksite health programs have been demonstrated to reduce absenteeism and increase productivity and employee morale (Reuters Health, 2003). To be effective, a worksite health program must be tailored to the unique characteristics of the population and the organization (Butler, 2005). In the spring of 2004, a task force was commissioned by the Faculty Senate of a large public university in the southwest for the purpose of generating an initial vision and innovative model for a campus based integrated healthcare services system for faculty and staff. The intention of this envisioned model was to provide high quality, accessible, and affordable healthcare to faculty and staff on all four campuses. Methods: All employees with electronic mail access were sent an invitation that described the purpose of the survey and a link to a web-based survey form. Paper copies of the survey were hand distributed to employees who did not have access to a computer at their workstation. The survey consisted of 62 items and included questions in both quantitative and open-ended formats. Invitations to participate in the survey were sent out on three separate occasions in June and July, 2005. A total of 3833 completed electronic and paper surveys were returned representing 45% of the total potential respondents.
Results: Fifty-one percent (51%) of the respondents reported that they would use an on-campus health center if it were available. Services most frequently identified as desirable were: treatment for minor health problems (73.2%); counseling for stress management/anxiety (53.9%); nutrition (43.4%); massage therapy (57.6%); screening for hypertension (48.8%), cholesterol (54.4%), and vision (57%). Implications: There is strong evidence to support that a significant percentage of employees would use a campus health center if it was available. The desire for health screening and health promotion as well as episodic care and mental health services is strong in one of the largest universities in the country. These are services advanced practice nurses have been demonstrated to provide with quality and competence. The data from this survey is being used to plan an integrated healthcare services system for the university that is nurse managed and prominently features advanced practice nurses as the primary providers of care. This model would serve as a prototype for other institutions, positioning the university and the college of nursing as national leaders in the area of workplace primary healthcare.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWorkplace Health Care Preferences: Responses to a Campus Health Surveyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157834-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Workplace Health Care Preferences: Responses to a Campus Health Survey</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Link, Denise, DNS, RNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Arizona State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Community Services Building, 200 E Curry Road, RM 310A, Tempe, AZ, 85287-3008, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">480-965-0653</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">denise.link@asu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/NPP, FAAN and Edward Greenberg, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: A survey was designed and distributed to assess the needs and preferred healthcare services of university employees, as well as to ascertain the level of interest in having access to health care on campus among potential users of the health centers. Background: On a typical day, over 67% of all adult Americans are at the workplace. Creating opportunities to obtain health care while at work could provide workers access to needed health services that they might otherwise forgo if they had to miss work or use personal time. Worksite health programs have been demonstrated to reduce absenteeism and increase productivity and employee morale (Reuters Health, 2003). To be effective, a worksite health program must be tailored to the unique characteristics of the population and the organization (Butler, 2005). In the spring of 2004, a task force was commissioned by the Faculty Senate of a large public university in the southwest for the purpose of generating an initial vision and innovative model for a campus based integrated healthcare services system for faculty and staff. The intention of this envisioned model was to provide high quality, accessible, and affordable healthcare to faculty and staff on all four campuses. Methods: All employees with electronic mail access were sent an invitation that described the purpose of the survey and a link to a web-based survey form. Paper copies of the survey were hand distributed to employees who did not have access to a computer at their workstation. The survey consisted of 62 items and included questions in both quantitative and open-ended formats. Invitations to participate in the survey were sent out on three separate occasions in June and July, 2005. A total of 3833 completed electronic and paper surveys were returned representing 45% of the total potential respondents.<br/>Results: Fifty-one percent (51%) of the respondents reported that they would use an on-campus health center if it were available. Services most frequently identified as desirable were: treatment for minor health problems (73.2%); counseling for stress management/anxiety (53.9%); nutrition (43.4%); massage therapy (57.6%); screening for hypertension (48.8%), cholesterol (54.4%), and vision (57%). Implications: There is strong evidence to support that a significant percentage of employees would use a campus health center if it was available. The desire for health screening and health promotion as well as episodic care and mental health services is strong in one of the largest universities in the country. These are services advanced practice nurses have been demonstrated to provide with quality and competence. The data from this survey is being used to plan an integrated healthcare services system for the university that is nurse managed and prominently features advanced practice nurses as the primary providers of care. This model would serve as a prototype for other institutions, positioning the university and the college of nursing as national leaders in the area of workplace primary healthcare.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:14:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:14:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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