Veille sur la promotion de la santé en milieu du travail

Corporate social responsibility and workplace health promotion: A systematic review

30 novembre 2022

Front Psychol. 2022 Oct 13;13:1011879. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1011879. eCollection 2022.


The complex situation that global society is facing as a result of COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of companies committing to the principles of social responsibility. Among the internal initiatives, those related to the health of workers are, obviously, highly topical. The objective of our research is to provide concise knowledge of the relationship between workplace health promotion (WHP) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) so that the relevant specialized research was gathered in a single document that lays the foundations of its applicability. A systematic review, following the PRISMA method, has been carried out. Twenty-seven articles have been selected from the main scientific databases. Their qualitative analysis concludes that CSR and WHP are linked, have beneficial reciprocal effects, need committed leadership respectful of autonomy and voluntariness, and require the establishment of specific goals within the framework of the organizations' sustainability policies. Future studies should establish the impact of the pandemic on these aspects.

PMID:36312126 | PMC:PMC9610113 | DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1011879

Health promotion at work: assessment of lifestyles of administrative assistants in a hospital

03 octobre 2022

Rev Esc Enferm USP. 2022 Sep 19;56:e20220198. doi: 10.1590/1980-220X-REEUSP-2022-0198en. eCollection 2022.


OBJECTIVE: To characterize the lifestyles of administrative assistants in a hospital, in order to define health promotion strategies in the workplace.

METHOD: A quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional study, carried out with administrative assistants (N = 167) of a medium-sized Portuguese hospital. The data were collected through a questionnaire (QEV&PS-SO) for sociodemographic characterization and analysis of health determinants related to lifestyles.

RESULTS: It was observed that 54% of the sample did not practice physical exercise, 52% had four or fewer meals a day, 29% were smokers, 51% had insomnia, and 45% had no health surveillance, as well as 51.5% were overweight or obese and 63% had an increased or very increased risk of developing metabolic complications. No significant differences were identified in relation to weight, physical exercise or stress according to sex or age.

CONCLUSION: The results support the need to develop intervention programs with strategies aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles among workers in health institutions, to be comprehensively integrated within the scope of occupational health.

PMID:36122364 | DOI:10.1590/1980-220X-REEUSP-2022-0198en

The process evaluation of a citizen science approach to design and implement workplace health promotion programs

25 août 2022

BMC Public Health. 2022 Aug 24;22(1):1610. doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-14009-8.


BACKGROUND: Many workplace health promotion programs (WHPPs) do not reach blue-collar workers. To enhance the fit and reach, a Citizen Science (CS) approach was applied to co-create and implement WHPPs. This study aims to evaluate i) the process of this CS approach and ii) the resulting WHPPs.

METHODS: The study was performed in two companies: a construction company and a container terminal company. Data were collected by questionnaires, interviews and logbooks. Using the framework of Nielsen and Randall, process measures were categorized in the intervention, context and mental models. Interviews were transcribed and thematically coded using MaxQDA software.

RESULTS: The involvement in the CS approach and co-creating the WHPPs was positively experienced. Information provision, sustained engagement over time and alignment with the workplace's culture resulted in barriers in the CS process. As to the resulting WHPPs, involvement and interaction during the intervention sessions were particularly experienced in small groups. The reach was affected by the unfavorable planning off the WHPPs and external events of re-originations and the covid-19 pandemic.

DISCUSSION: Continuous information provision and engagement over time, better alignment with the workplace's culture and favorable planning are considered to be important factors for facilitating involvement, reach and satisfaction of the workers in a Citizen science approach to design and implement a WHPP. Further studies continuously monitoring the process of WHPPs using the CS approach could be helpful to anticipate on external factors and increase the adaptability.

CONCLUSIONS: Workers were satisfied with the involvement in WHPPs. Organizational and social cultural factors were barriers for the CS approach and its reach. Involvement and interaction in WHPPs were particularly experienced in small grouped sessions. Consequently, contextual and personal factors need be considered in the design and implementation of WHPPs with CS approach among blue-collar workers.

PMID:36002884 | DOI:10.1186/s12889-022-14009-8

The co-production of a workplace health promotion program: expected benefits, contested boundaries

25 août 2022

Soc Theory Health. 2022 Aug 17:1-20. doi: 10.1057/s41285-022-00186-4. Online ahead of print.


Workplace health promotion (WHP) are often depicted as an opportunity for pursuing a better and broader well-being condition under the assumption that working environments affect the physical, mental, and social well-being of individuals who spend large proportion of waking hours at work. While most empirical studies provided medical evidence to the effectiveness of WHP programs, scholars question the instrumental purposes of these programs founded on the belief that "healthy workers are better workers". Little is known, for instance, about the design of WHP programs and their acceptance by workers. Our study addresses this gap, analyzing the co-production of a WHP program in an Italian research institute promoted by the healthcare authority, the local government and the national center for prevention and security in the workplaces. To this aim, we adopt the notion of boundary object investigate how different stakeholders reclaim to take part and being involved in this process, re-shaping their goals and their boundaries and why a WHP program or parts of it may be rejected or re-negotiated by its recipients. Our analysis reveals how each stakeholder contributes to re-shape the WHP program which emerges as the modular product of the composition of each matter of concern. Most notably, the strong rooting in a clinical perspective and the original focus on only workers at risk is gradually flanked by initiatives to involve all employees. Moreover, workers draw a line as for the legitimacy of employers' intervention in the personal sphere of health promotion, embracing interventions addressing diet and physical activity while rejecting measures targeting smoking and alcohol consumption.

PMID:35996561 | PMC:PMC9385082 | DOI:10.1057/s41285-022-00186-4

Note d’information sur le travail décent comme déterminant de la santé

23 août 2022

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Note d’information sur le travail décent comme déterminant de la santé

Le Centre de collaboration nationale des déterminants de la santé (CCNDS) a publié une Note d’information sur le travail décent comme déterminant de la santé qui fait partie d’une série intitulée « Ce qui détermine la santé ». La note d’information présente les répercussions du travail dan…

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The Twenty Five Most Important Studies in Health Promotion

23 août 2022
American Journal of Health Promotion, Ahead of Print.
Which are the studies, special reports and commentaries that have been most influential in shaping the health promotion profession? This editorial poses that question to many of America’s most accomplished researchers. Each was asked to name one or two ‘must read’ studies from other scholars as well as to feature one of their own research projects that has had the greatest reach. This review of seminal studies focuses on community health, patient education and behavior change research and a future editorial will focus on workplace based health promotion research. Readers are challenged to review the four decades of research represented by this list and consider whether trends can be identified with respect to the relative attention researchers are giving to individual, interpersonal, community and societal factors influencing health behavior. How clear is the evidence that the choices we make are determined by the choices we have?

Risques psychosociaux du travail : des risques à la santé mesurables et modifiables

18 août 2022


De nombreuses données scientifiques à travers le monde font état des effets néfastes des risques psychosociaux du travail sur la santé mentale et physique. Au cours des dernières années, l’Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) et ses collaborateurs et collaboratrices ont développé une Grille d’identification de risques psychosociaux du travail qui permet d’identifier et d’analyser ces risques et de proposer des orientations à privilégier afin de réduire leurs impacts dans le milieu de travail. Pour plus d’information, consulter la section du site Web de l’INSPQ : Risques psychosociaux du travail.

Intervenir sur les risques psychosociaux du travail : leviers et stratégies de mobilisation

18 août 2022


De nombreuses données scientifiques à travers le monde font état des effets néfastes des risques psychosociaux du travail sur la santé mentale et physique. Au cours des dernières années, l’Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) et ses collaborateurs et collaboratrices ont développé une Grille d’identification de risques psychosociaux du travail qui permet d’identifier et d’analyser ces risques et de proposer des orientations à privilégier afin de réduire leurs impacts dans le milieu de travail. Pour plus d’information, consulter la section du site Web de l’INSPQ : Promotion de la santé des travailleurs...

The Twenty Five Most Important Studies in Workplace Health Promotion

17 août 2022

Am J Health Promot. 2022 Aug 12:8901171221120719. doi: 10.1177/08901171221120719. Online ahead of print.


In what direction has workplace wellness research been evolving over the past 20 years? What proportion of occupational health researchers have been focusing on how health impacts work compared to researchers who ask how work affects health? This editorial poses an audacious, albeit largely subjective, question. That is, what have been the most important research studies about workplace wellness? Readers are invited to respond with their opinions about seminal studies we missed. Readers are also challenged with a thought experiment and exercise designed to organize the past decades of workplace wellness studies into a table that identifies trends in this research domain. Based on trends, I posit that researchers are waning in their interest in how health affects work productivity and healthcare costs and waxing in their considerations of how work affects well-being.

PMID:35961021 | DOI:10.1177/08901171221120719

Impact of the use of Red Lotus Critical Health Promotion Model as a pedagogical framework on health promotion graduates' professional practice: a mixed methods study

11 août 2022

Health Promot J Austr. 2022 Jul 25. doi: 10.1002/hpja.642. Online ahead of print.


ISSUE ADDRESSED: The Red Lotus Critical Health Promotion Model (RLCHPM) is designed to support critical health promotion practice. This study investigated the impact of the use of the RLCHPM as a pedagogical framework for competency-based university curricula on the practice of graduates from health promotion programs from an Australian regional university.

METHODS: A mixed methods study was undertaken, including an online survey of all 195 graduates from 2008 to 2016, followed by semi-structured interviews with a subset of respondents.

RESULTS: There were 95 survey respondents and 10 interviewees. More than half reported the model impacted health promotion programs they are involved in, however less than a quarter felt it impacted workplace policies. Impact was significantly higher for those with higher levels of knowledge about, confidence in using, and perception of utility of the RLCHPM, and stronger alignment of their practice with critical health promotion values and principles. Graduates' embodiment of the model's values and principles in practice enhanced the impact of the model. Factors that limited the impact included participants' implicit use of components of the model without explicit reference to the model, and the incongruence between participants' professional practice ideals and those of their workplace context.

CONCLUSIONS: The use of the RLCHPM as a pedagogical framework for university health promotion programs positively impacted on graduates' practice within the Australian context. SO WHAT?: The RLCHPM could be used as a pedagogical framework in universities to develop competency-based critical health promotion curricula to enable graduates to progress critical health promotion practice.

PMID:35875837 | DOI:10.1002/hpja.642

Stressful Factors, Experiences of Compassion Fatigue and Self-care Strategies in Police Officers

08 août 2022

J Police Crim Psychol. 2022 Jul 19:1-12. doi: 10.1007/s11896-022-09538-2. Online ahead of print.


Police officers routinely face stressful and possibly traumatic events in their work which may result in them experiencing compassion fatigue. The aim of this study was to explore compassion fatigue experiences in police officers, along with the stressful factors that may lead to compassion fatigue and the coping strategies they use in combating compassion fatigue. The convenience sample of 41 police officers was recruited via social media focused on police work. Data were collected using an online battery of questionnaires with open-ended questions prompting them to share their experiences of compassion fatigue, stress factors and self-care strategies. The data were analysed using deductive (theoretical) thematic analysis. After identifying recurring statements, statements were coded using pre-existing individual codes, and each statement was categorized into the emerging domains, subdomains, categories and subcategories. The results described the stressful factors and experiences of compassion fatigue as well as coping strategies in the 7 domains described by Figley in Front Psychol 9:2793, 2002b: emotional, behavioural, personal relations, somatic, spiritual, cognitive and work performance.

PMID:35874902 | PMC:PMC9294839 | DOI:10.1007/s11896-022-09538-2

La santé mentale et le travail

08 août 2022
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Le sport-santé, une opportunité pour repenser le rapport au travail

28 juillet 2022

L’Observatoire de la MNT publie sa 27e étude, intitulée « Le sport santé, une opportunité pour repenser le rapport au travail », dans sa collection "Guide managérial" et co-écrite par des élèves administrateurs de l’INET, promotion Gisèle Halimi.Publiée le 13 juillet 2022, cette 27e étude de l'Observatoire MNT s’appuie sur 43 entretiens individuels menés auprès d’agents de catégorie A, B, C travaillant en majorité dans un service de ressources humaines, et d’élus de collectivités reflétant la variété des territoires, complétés par une large exploitation bibliographique. Forte de cet état des lieux, l’étude s’attache à relever les bonnes pratiques observées ainsi qu’à formuler plusieurs recommandations afin d’encourager les décideurs locaux à s’engager dans une démarche qui contribue à une meilleure santé, avec un avis scientifique unanime, et qui s’inscrit dans une stratégie RH globale.


Volcano: Between Structural Vulnerabilities and Collective Defence of Honor in Communities Surrounding an Open Dumpsite

27 juillet 2022
Qualitative Health Research, Ahead of Print.
This study analyzes the dynamics in which structural vulnerabilities are shaped and expressed in the day-to-day lives of people making a living from a garbage dump in Argentina. It is a mixed methods case study, qualitative driven with a collaborative cycle (2016-2021). The study is embedded in medical anthropology, social epidemiology and Latin America Social Medicine, with the focus on the ways people respond to inequalities locally. The findings contribute to the field of health disparities in three directions: 1) the description of patterns of segregation in South America peripheries, shedding light on cumulative disadvantages and multiple exposures; 2) the experience of living enmeshed in places with strong stigmas, revising the ways this source of discrimination become social suffering; and 3) the detection of the impact of collective action and social capital in providing material and symbolic resources for restoring dignity and honour that challenge depreciated status.

COVID 19 pandemic: Impact of changes experienced on social workers' professional quality of life in Singapore

14 juillet 2022

Soc Work Health Care. 2022 Jul 12:1-25. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2022.2092582. Online ahead of print.


COVID-19 has impacted all spheres of life massively. Among the emerging studies on the psychosocial impact of the pandemic, few studies look specifically at how social workers are impacted. To understand this gap, this study surveyed 337 social workers. The findings showed that changes experienced in the workplace were enormous and caused secondary traumatic stress while engendering compassion satisfaction among social workers, but the presence of social support moderated to keep the secondary traumatic stress at bay. Resilience mediated association between social and workplace support and compassion fatigue. Social support seemed to have the largest effect on reducing stress through resilience. Workplace support also helped mitigate burnout. In conclusion, continued social and workplace support will be key to supporting social workers during a pandemic.

PMID:35819057 | DOI:10.1080/00981389.2022.2092582