It is important that single-focus, one-shot programs cannot realistically reduce absenteeism and long-tem behavior change related health risk, therefore a tailored health promotion program including lifestyle factors such as weight management, exercise prescription, nutritional counseling, stress management, restful sleep, alcohol restriction, and smoking cessation programs would be deemed proper. There are several research studies on evidence-based health promotion programs and the effectiveness of their intervention in Korean workers. Most effective after the implementation of a health promotion program for employees were motivational enhancement counseling after the annual health examination, health risk appraisal in the hospital setting and workplace setting by the Department of Health & Human Resources, as well as in the community setting by public health centers.


Smoking Cessation Health Promotion Program Workplace Health Promotion Health Risk Appraisal Alcohol Restriction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Preventive Medicine, College of MedicineThe Catholic University of KoreaSeoulKorea

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