Journal article

Identifying and understanding the concerns of business: a systematic approach to the development of the Australian WorkHealth Program - Arthritis

Nicola Reavley, Jenni Livingston, Rachelle Buchbinder, Richard Osborne

Journal of Health Services Research and Policy | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2012


OBJECTIVE: The aim of the Australian WorkHealth Program - Arthritis was to develop and test an education program designed to minimise risk of arthritis and prevent or reduce absenteeism and presenteeism. The objective of the current study was to use a wide-ranging, multifaceted and interactive approach to engage with stakeholders in order to inform the content and delivery of the intervention. METHODS: Methods used to inform program design included a concept mapping workshop, interviews, surveys, a steering committee and an industry advisory group. Engaging with a wide range of stakeholders in multiple ways early in program development allowed for the comparison and verification of data to o..

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