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Title: WISH (Well-being Intervention for Self-managing Health) : a feasibility work-based self-management intervention for employees with long-term health conditions
Author: Jones, Leonie
ISNI:       0000 0004 6349 1468
Awarding Body: University of the West of England
Current Institution: University of the West of England, Bristol
Date of Award: 2017
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Aim: The aim of this feasibility study is to design and evaluate the effectiveness of providing a self-management workplace intervention to employees with long-term health conditions, working in a Civil Service Department. Method: The WISH intervention (Well-being Intervention for Self-managing Health) was delivered in four-weekly sessions to two intervention groups, and compared to a waiting-list control group. 33 individuals took part in the study, with 21 participants (17 = female; 4 = male) taking part in the intervention, and 12 participants (11 = female; 1 = male) in the waiting-list control group. The Individual outcomes were competence, Self-efficacy, and well-being. The Organisational outcomes were: Absenteeism, Presenteeism, and Work-engagement. Measures included the Perceived Competency Scale (PCS); the Stanford Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Diseases (CDSE); the Stanford Presenteeism Scale (SPS-6); the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES); a modified version of the Gallup-Healthways Well-being Index; and a study-specific demographic questionnaire. Baseline data was taken at pre-intervention, followed by subsequent data being recorded at post-intervention, 3-months and 6-months. Results: The intervention demonstrated significant increase for Competence, Self-efficacy and Well-being over the 6-month period. A significant decrease in Absenteeism was also found over the 6-month period of the study. There were no differences found for primary health diagnosis, gender, or age. Conclusion: The feasibility study found the WISH workplace intervention, for employees with long-term health conditions, to be an effective programme for reducing organisational absenteeism in those with health concerns, but equally a beneficial and positive experience for the individual employees in empowering them to manage their health and well-being within the workplace setting.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Health Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: intervention ; work ; self-management ; long-term health condition ; self-efficacy ; presenteeism ; work-engagement ; absenteeism ; perceived competency