A Worksite Health Education Workshop as Empowerment Intervention for Health Promotion in the National Research Centre of Egypt

Authors

  • Nagat Mohamed Amer Environmental Research Division, Environmental and Occupational Medicine Department, National Research Centre, Cairo
  • Zeinab M. Monir Medical Research Division, Department of Child Health, National Research Centre, Cairo
  • Mai Sabry Saleh Environmental Research Division, Environmental and Occupational Medicine Department, National Research Centre, Cairo
  • Heba Mahdy-Abdallah Environmental Research Division, Environmental and Occupational Medicine Department, National Research Centre, Cairo
  • Salwa Farouk Hafez Environmental Research Division, Environmental and Occupational Medicine Department, National Research Centre, Cairo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2016.093

Keywords:

Occupational stress, health education, health promotion, empowerment, workshop

Abstract

AIM: The study aimed to assess worksite health education workshops as a successful tool for health promotion of employees.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: A one day workshop was held for individuals engaged in research activities in the National research Centre of Egypt at the worksite. Its main objective was to highlight the nature, causes, symptoms and management of job stress. Participants were asked to fill a personality assessment sheet, a self-reported questionnaire for job satisfaction. Other questionnaires for assessment of falsification of type and some socio-demographic data were filled by the attendants. A concise survey was introduced at the end of the workshop for feedback collection.

RESULTS: Attendants of the workshop were 36 subjects mainly females (94.4%). Mean age was 40.5 years with 63.9% of participants at their postdoctoral studies stage. Participants were at midway in the scale of job satisfaction (3.3) and did not suffer from falsification (0.3). The feedback survey score (11.5) showed great acceptance for the intervention. Special interest in the topic of stress was reported by 35.1% of attendants who found it the best item in the workshop and the interactive manipulation came next as declared by 18.9% of the participants.

CONCLUSION: Worksite health education workshops seem to be a successful practice for empowerment in the Egyptian workplace.

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Published

2016-09-28

How to Cite

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Amer NM, Monir ZM, Saleh MS, Mahdy-Abdallah H, Hafez SF. A Worksite Health Education Workshop as Empowerment Intervention for Health Promotion in the National Research Centre of Egypt. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2016 Sep. 28 [cited 2021 Sep. 22];4(3):504-9. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2016.093

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