Be Well, Work Well (BWWW)

Be Well, Work Well (BWWW)

Objective: This study reports findings from a proof-of-concept trial designed to examine the feasibility and estimates the efficacy of the "Be Well, Work Well" workplace intervention.

Methods: The intervention included consultation for nurse managers to implement changes on patient-care units and educational programming for patient-care staff to facilitate improvements in safety and health behaviors. We used a mixedmethods approach to evaluate feasibility and efficacy.

Results: Using findings from process tracking and qualitative research, we observed challenges to implementing the intervention due to the physical demands, time constraints, and psychological strains of patient care. Using survey data, we found no significant intervention effects.

Conclusions: Beyond educating individual workers, systemwide initiatives that respond to conditions of work might be needed to transform the workplace culture and broader milieu in support of worker health and safety.

Rank: 69
First Author: Sorensen
Outcome: Intervention Experience,Work Functioning,Social Support,Sleep/Exhaustion,Demands
Outcome p-value: Intervention Experience:●, Work Functioning:●, Social Support:⭑⭑, Sleep/Exhaustion:●, Demands:●
Intervention Category: Organizational and System-Level,Health Literacy and Anti-Stigma
Time per Employee (hours): No time specified.
D&B Study Quality Rating: 14
Reviewer Confidence: 3
Country: US
Study Design Type: Mixed Methods
Materials Available to Implement: Intervention outlined in publication. Contact corresponding author for access to the implementation and evaluation materials:
Organiz./Individ. Focus: Organizational / Individual
Prevention Category: Primary,Secondary
Effect size Small:
Effect size Medium:
Reference: Sorensen, G., Nagler, E. M., Hashimoto, D., Dennerlein, J. T., Theron, J. V., Stoddard, A. M., Buxton, O., Wallace, L. M., Kenwood, C., Nelson, C. C., Tamers, S. L., Grant, M. P., & Wagner, G. (2016). Implementing an Integrated Health Protection/Health Promotion Intervention in the Hospital Setting: Lessons Learned From the Be Well, Work Well Study. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 58(2), 185–194.