The COMPASS Pilot Study

A Total Worker Health Intervention for Home Care Workers
Objective: To develop a team-based Total Worker Health™ (injury prevention + health promotion) intervention for home care workers and estimate intervention effects on workers' well-being and health and safety behaviors.
Methods: Home care workers (n = 16) met monthly in teams for education and social support using a scripted, peer-led approach. Meeting process measures and pre-/postintervention outcome measures were collected.
Results: Knowledge gains averaged 18.7% (standard deviation = 0.04), and 62.0% (standard deviation = 0.13) of participants reported making safety or health changes between meetings. Workers' well-being improved significantly (life satisfaction, d = 0.65, P < 0.05; negative affect, d = 0.64, P < 0.05), and the majority of other safety and health outcomes changed in expected directions.
Conclusions: COMPASS is a feasible intervention model for simultaneously preventing injuries and promoting health among home care workers.

Source: Olson, Ryan; Wright, Robert R.; Elliot, Diane L.; Hess, Jennifer A.; Thompson, Sharon; Buckmaster, Annie; Luther, Kristy; Wipfli, Brad. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Médicine: April 2015, Volume 57, Issue 4, p. 406-416.

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