Analysis of workplace health promotion and its effect on work ability and health-related quality of life in a medium-sized business

This study analyses the effect of workplace health promotion on work ability and health-related quality of life in white-collar and blue-collar workers in a medium-sized business. The intervention group contains 75 subjects with a mean age of 36.6±10.63 years (55 men, 20 women). The participation rate is 47%. White-collar workers show improvement in their health-related quality of life regarding physical and psychological aspects and work ability. Physically inactive employees show improvement in their health-related quality of life regarding physical and psychological aspects as well as context. Active employees only show significant improvement in terms of work ability. In conclusion, the promotion of exercise in the context of occupational health promotion has a positive effect on quality of life and work ability of employees and, thus, is a benefit for both the individual as well as the business itself.

Authors: Biallas B, Froböse I, Zöller M, Wilke C. ;Full Source: Gesundheitswesen. 2015 May;77(5):357-61. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1372625. Epub 2014 May 8. ;