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Are workplace health promotion programs effective at improving presenteeism in workers? a systematic review and best evidence synthesis of the literature

Carol Cancelliere12*, J David Cassidy234, Carlo Ammendolia456 and Pierre Côté234

Author Affiliations

1 Master of Public Health Program, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

2 Division of Health Care and Outcomes Research, Toronto Western Research Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, Ontario, Canada

3 Division of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

4 Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

5 Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

6 Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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BMC Public Health 2011, 11:395  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-395

Published: 26 May 2011

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Additional file 1:

Search Strategy. This file provides the complete list of search terms used to search The Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase, and other databases.

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Experts, Organizations, & Websites Contacted. This file provides a list of experts, organizations, and websites contacted that deal with presenteeism and/or workplace health promotion.

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Quality Assessment Tool for Quantitative Studies. This file contains the Effective Public Health Practice Project's (EPHPP) tool used to assess the methodological quality of studies that passed relevance screening for inclusion in this review.

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Data Extraction Results for Included Studies Rated Strong. This file contains the data extraction results for the 4 studies included in this review that were rated as strong after being assessed for methodological quality. Data includes authors, date of publication, country, study design, setting, participants, interventions, outcome measurements, and key findings and limitations.

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Data Extraction Results for Included Studies Rated Moderate. This file contains the data extraction results for the 10 studies included in this review that were rated as moderate after being assessed for methodological quality. Data includes authors, date of publication, country, study design, setting, participants, interventions, outcome measurements, and key findings and limitations.

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Description of Interventions Demonstrating Positive Effect on Presenteeism. This file contains detailed descriptions of the 10 interventions which demonstrated a positive effect on presenteeism. Data includes intervention goals, intervention delivery methods; and indicates whether subjects were screened, whether interventions were individually tailored, and whether incentives were used.

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