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Factors in adoption of a fire department wellness program: champ-and-chief model.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23302702     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To identify and evaluate determinants of fire departments' wellness program adoption.
METHODS: The Promoting Healthy Lifestyles: Alternative Models' Effects fire service wellness program was offered for free to all medium-sized fire departments in Oregon and Washington. An invitation to participate was mailed to key fire department decision makers (chief, union president, and wellness officer). These key decision makers from 12 sites that adopted the program and 24 matched nonadopting sites were interviewed and results were analyzed to define adoption determinants.
RESULTS: Three adoption requirements were identified: (1) mailer connection, (2) local firefighter wellness champion, and (3) willing fire chief, whereas a fourth set of organizational factors had little or no impact on adoption including previous and ongoing wellness activities, financial pressures, and resistance to change.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings identified determinants of medium-sized fire service wellness program adoption.
Authors:
Hannah Kuehl; Linda Mabry; Diane L Elliot; Kerry S Kuehl; Kim C Favorite
Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Observational Study; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1536-5948     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Occup. Environ. Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-09     Completed Date:  2013-11-25     Revised Date:  2014-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504688     Medline TA:  J Occup Environ Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  424-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Firefighters*
Health Promotion / organization & administration*
Humans
Models, Organizational*
Occupational Health*
Oregon
Prospective Studies
Qualitative Research
Risk Reduction Behavior
Washington
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
5R01AR045901/AR/NIAMS NIH HHS; 5RC1NR011793/NR/NINR NIH HHS; R01CA105774/CA/NCI NIH HHS; RC1 NR011793/NR/NINR NIH HHS
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