Health promotion programs, modifiable health risks, and employee absenteeism

J Occup Environ Med. 2001 Jan;43(1):36-46. doi: 10.1097/00043764-200101000-00009.


This literature review demonstrates that the health risks and failure of employees to participate in fitness and health promotion programs are associated with higher rates of employee absenteeism. When determining how to manage absenteeism, employers should carefully consider the impact that health promotion programs can have on rates of absenteeism and other employee-related expenses.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Absenteeism*
  • Attitude to Health*
  • Commerce
  • Health Benefit Plans, Employee*
  • Health Care Costs
  • Health Promotion*
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension
  • Life Style
  • Patient Compliance
  • Physical Fitness
  • Risk-Taking
  • Stress, Psychological