Wellness programs at firefighter and police workplaces: A systematic review

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Rachele, Jerome Nikolaos, Heesch, Kristiann C. and Washington, Tracy L.. (2014) Wellness programs at firefighter and police workplaces: A systematic review. Health Behavior and Policy Review. 1(4), pp. 302 - 313. https://doi.org/10.14485/HBPR.1.4.5
AuthorsRachele, Jerome Nikolaos, Heesch, Kristiann C. and Washington, Tracy L.
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Objectives: This systematic review summarizes the literature on the health effects of wellness programs at police and firefighter workplaces. The review also considers process outcomes and economic evaluations of such programs. Methods: A systematic search of articles published from January 1, 2000 through September 1, 2012 in 13 databases was conducted. Data on 7 studies from 9 articles were extracted. An assessment of the methodological quality of the studies was conducted. Results: Studies showed acceptable completion rates and high satisfaction with programs, but mixed results for changes in individual outcomes. Conclusion: Empirical evidence for effective health and wellness programs in police and firefighter populations is scarce. Better evaluation and documentation of such programs is needed to advance this field of research.

Keywordsoccupational health services; quantitative evaluation; systematic review; wellness programs; workplace
Year2014
JournalHealth Behavior and Policy Review
Journal citation1 (4), pp. 302 - 313
PublisherParis Scholar Publishing Ltd.
ISSN2326-4403
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.14485/HBPR.1.4.5
Page range302 - 313
Research GroupInstitute for Health and Ageing
Place of publicationFrance
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