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J Pharm Pract. 2012 Oct;25(5):530-6. Epub 2012 May 9.

Employee attitudes toward participation in a work site-based health and wellness clinic.

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Department of Pharmacy Practice, Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy, Ada, OH 45810, USA. d-bright@onu.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To conduct a needs assessment to determine employee attitudes and barriers toward participation in a multidisciplinary work site-based health and wellness clinic.

METHODS:

A 21-question survey was developed and sent electronically to all available (n = 874) employees of a self-insured employer.

RESULTS:

Of the 303 survey respondents (34.7% response rate), 67.3% (n = 204) individuals indicated a desire to meet with a pharmacist regarding medication information. Medication therapy management (MTM) services most often selected by survey respondents included basic education about each medication and its intended purpose (33%, n = 100); education on self-care (30%, n = 91); and information on generic or less expensive alternative medications and strategies for cost savings (25.1%, n = 76). Eighty-eight (29%) respondents indicated a desire for preventive care counseling to receive guidance on recommended disease screenings, immunizations, and other recommended services. Additional interest was observed in nutrition coaching (n = 131, 43.2%) and exercise programming (n = 272, 89.4%).

CONCLUSIONS:

The majority of respondents indicated a desire to participate in a work site-based health and wellness clinic, regardless of baseline health status or medication use. These data provide insight into the needs and preferences of participants in work site wellness programs and shows the value of a needs assessment.

PMID:
22572221
DOI:
10.1177/0897190012442719
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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