Durability, dissemination, and institutionalization of worksite tobacco control programs: Results from the working well trial

Glorian Sorensen, Beti Thompson, Karen Basen-Engquist, David Abrams, Alan Kuniyuki, Carlo DiClemente, Lois Biener

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Abstract

Durability, dissemination and institutionalization of tobacco control activities are reported, based on the Working Well worksite cancer control intervention study (n = 83 worksites). Tobacco control activities increased significantly in intervention worksites as a result of research-supported activities but were not sustained 2 years after the conclusion of the intervention. Intervention sites were more likely than control sites to initiate and maintain structures for institutionalizing programs, such as assigning a committee responsibility for health-promotion programs or providing a budget for health-promoting activities. Dissemination of the program to control worksites had little impact on the level of smoking control activities in control worksites. Although program durability was not a primary aim of this intervention study, these analyses provide an important assessment of program maintenance beyond a funded intervention and underscore the need for additional research to identify effective organizational strategies for institutionalization of worksite health-promotion programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-351
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Dissemination
  • Institutionalization
  • Program durability
  • Program maintenance
  • Tobacco control
  • Worksite health promotion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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