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Strategic Wellness Management in Finland: The First National Survey of the Management of Employee Well-being.
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PMID:  21750473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: : To examine the scope of strategic wellness management (SWM) in Finland. To measure management of wellness a strategic wellness management index (SWMI) was developed.
METHODS: : On the basis of the developed SWM model an Internet questionnaire was conducted for randomly selected employers representing seven business areas and three size categories. Corporate activities and SWMI for each employer and for business area and size groups were calculated.
RESULTS: : Results highlighted relatively good activity in strategic wellness (SW) processes and fairly low level of SWM procedures. The average values (±SD) of SWMI were 53.6 ± 12.3 for large, 42.8 ± 11.7 for medium-size, and 32.8 ± 12.1 for small companies.
CONCLUSIONS: : SWMI can be a positive new, strong concept to measure SW processes and thus improve both the well-being of the employees and the productivity of the enterprise.
Authors:
Ossi Aura; Guy Ahonen; Juhani Ilmarinen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1536-5948     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Occup. Environ. Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504688     Medline TA:  J Occup Environ Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1249-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
From Ecxenta Ltd (Dr Aura), Helsinki, Finland; Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (Dr Ahonen), Topeliuksenkatu, Helsinki, Finland; Juhani Ilmarinen Consulting Ltd (Dr Ilmarinen), Vantaa, Finland.
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