The BASE-Program—A Multidimensional Approach for Health Promotion in Companies
AbstractMultidimensional assessments for conducting interventions are needed to achieve positive health effects within companies. BASE is an acronym, consisting of B = “Bedarfsbestimmung” (requirements); A = “Arbeitsplatzorganisation” (organisation of work); S = “Schulung des belastungsverträglichen Alltagshandelns” (coaching preventive behaviour at work); E = “Eigenverantwortung und Selbstwirksamkeit” (self-responsibility and self-efficacy). It is a prevention program designed to avoid and reduce work-related musculoskeletal diseases. It was developed to support prevention strategies within companies. It comprises aspects of health protection, ergonomics, exercise and self-efficacy. A comprehensive assessment will identify strain e.g., musculoskeletal discomforts due to body positions or psychological stress. Moreover, the general health status, preferences and barriers for participating in health promotion programs are evaluated. This analysis leads to practical and goal-oriented recommendations and interventions which suit the needs of companies and employees. These are executed onsite in real workplace situations and involve the introduction of first-hand experience in behavioural change. Therefore, this practical approach enhances the employees’ acceptance and self-efficacy for health promotion. This can result in long-term health promoting behaviour. This article presents the outcome and sustainability effects of BASE in three different application fields (logistic, industrial and office workers). View Full-Text
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Wollesen, B.; Menzel, J.; Lex, H.; Mattes, K. The BASE-Program—A Multidimensional Approach for Health Promotion in Companies. Healthcare 2016, 4, 91.
Wollesen B, Menzel J, Lex H, Mattes K. The BASE-Program—A Multidimensional Approach for Health Promotion in Companies. Healthcare. 2016; 4(4):91.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wollesen, Bettina; Menzel, Josefine; Lex, Heiko; Mattes, Klaus. 2016. "The BASE-Program—A Multidimensional Approach for Health Promotion in Companies." Healthcare 4, no. 4: 91.
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