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Factors associated with high use of a workplace web-based stress management program in a randomized controlled intervention study.

Hasson, Henna LU ; Brown, C and Hasson, D (2010) In Health Education Research 25. p.596-607
Abstract
In web-based health promotion programs, large variations in participant engagement are common. The aim was to investigate determinants of high use of a worksite self-help web-based program for stress management. Two versions of the program were offered to randomly selected departments in IT and media companies. A static version of the program including health screening tool, diary and information about stress was offered to the control group. Additional materials, i.e. interactive, cognitive-based and classical stress management exercises and a chat room, were offered to the intervention group. Baseline data regarding participants' demographics, health (self-ratings and biological measures), lifestyle, work-related factors and group... (More)
In web-based health promotion programs, large variations in participant engagement are common. The aim was to investigate determinants of high use of a worksite self-help web-based program for stress management. Two versions of the program were offered to randomly selected departments in IT and media companies. A static version of the program including health screening tool, diary and information about stress was offered to the control group. Additional materials, i.e. interactive, cognitive-based and classical stress management exercises and a chat room, were offered to the intervention group. Baseline data regarding participants' demographics, health (self-ratings and biological measures), lifestyle, work-related factors and group membership were analyzed to study determinants of employees' participation in the program during a period of 12 months. Multiple logistic regression analysis was used and found intervention group membership, being a woman, having at most a secondary education, regular physical exercise habits and having positive expectations of the program were significant predictors of high use. The findings demonstrate that the interactivity of a web-based program is an important factor for determining participation in a web-based worksite stress management program. Implications for those developing and implementing future web-based health promotion activities are discussed. (Less)
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  author       = {Hasson, Henna and Brown, C and Hasson, D},
  issn         = {0268-1153},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {596--607},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {Health Education Research},
  title        = {Factors associated with high use of a workplace web-based stress management program in a randomized controlled intervention study.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/her/cyq005},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2010},
}