Kendall, Nicholas A.S., Burton, A. Kim, Lunt, Jennifer, Mellor, Nadine and Daniels, Kevin (2016) Developing an Intervention Toolbox for the Common Health Problems in the Workplace. Research Report. HSE Books, London.
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Development of the Health ↔ Work Toolbox is described. The toolbox aims to reduce the workplace impact of common health problems (musculoskeletal, mental health, and stress complaints) by focusing on tackling work-relevant symptoms. Based on biopsychosocial principles this toolbox supplements current approaches by occupying the zone between primary prevention and healthcare. It provides a set of evidence-informed principles and processes (knowledge + tools) for tackling work-relevant common health problems. The toolbox comprises a proactive element aimed at empowering line managers to create good jobs, and a ‘just in time’ responsive element for supporting individuals struggling with a work-relevant health problem. The key intention is helping people with common health problems to maintain work participation. The extensive conceptual and practical development process, including a comprehensive evidence review, produced a functional prototype toolbox that is evidence based and flexible in its use. End-user feedback was mostly positive. Moving the prototype to a fully-fledged internet resource requires specialist design expertise. The Health ↔ Work Toolbox appears to have potential to contribute to the goal of augmenting existing primary prevention strategies and healthcare delivery by providing a more comprehensive workplace approach to constraining sickness absence.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Research Report)|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine|
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
School of Human and Health Sciences
|Depositing User:||Kim Burton|
|Date Deposited:||12 Feb 2016 11:43|
|Last Modified:||03 Dec 2016 19:31|
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