Navigation Links
New Flu Poll: Employees Avoid Each Other to Prevent Flu, Yet Almost One-Third Not Changing Behavior
Date:10/19/2009

CHICAGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As flu season is fast reaching its peak, public health messages urging flu prevention are taking hold among workers, with more than 70 percent saying they've changed their behavior, according to a Tell It Now(SM) survey released today from ComPsych Corporation. Almost half of employees have adopted an "avoidance" strategy, forgoing handshakes and the touching of workplace surfaces in order to stay healthy. ComPsych is the nation's leading provider of employee assistance programs (EAPs) and the worldwide leader in GuidanceResources (EAPs, behavioral health, wellness, work-life and crisis intervention services).

"The workplace is an essential environment for encouraging people to stay healthy," said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, Chairman and CEO of ComPsych. "While the survey results are a good indication that employees are responding to public health advice, employers should take note of the nearly 30 percent who are not inclined to change health behavior even in the face of a pandemic."

Poll Results: H1N1 Flu and Behavior

Has H1N1 (swine) flu made you more careful about protecting your health this year? If so, where is your primary focus?

  • Yes, I am more likely to wash my hands/avoid touching people or workplace surfaces - 47 percent
  • Yes, I am more inclined to get a flu shot - 16 percent
  • Yes, I am more likely to stay home/keep family members home if there are flu symptoms - 8 percent
  • No, my habits haven't changed - 29 percent

About ComPsych

Founded in 1984, ComPsych is the world's largest provider of global employee assistance programs (EAPs) and is the pioneer and leading provider of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, crisis intervention services and outsourced HR solutions under the GuidanceResources brand. ComPsych provides services to more than 29 million individuals and 11,000 organizations throughout the U.S. and 97 countries. Clients range from the Fortune 500 to smaller public and private concerns as well as government entities and Taft-Hartley groups. ComPsych creates "Build-to-Suit" programs which help employers attract and retain employees as well as improve employee productivity and performance. For more information, visit www.compsych.com.

SOURCE ComPsych Corporation


'/>"/>
SOURCE ComPsych Corporation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Consumer Reports Poll: 43% of Americans Say Theyre on the Fence about Swine Flu Vaccine
2. Brad O'Leary: New Poll: Health Care Issues Loom Large for 2010 Elections
3. New Poll: Americans Still Confused by President Obamas Health Care Plan -- Siegel+Gale Survey Finds Dramatic Lack of Understanding of Basic Points in Plan, Even Among Democrats
4. Poll: Liberals Oppose Healthcare for Illegal Aliens
5. Pew poll: 9 in 10 Iowa voters support more government oversight of food
6. Americas Future Now Straw Poll: Progressives See Health Care Reform With Public Option As Top Priority
7. New Virginia Poll: 71 Percent of Voters Strongly Support FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products
8. New Mississippi Poll: Voters Strongly Support FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products
9. Consumer Reports Poll: Thirty-One Percent of Americans Never Use Sunscreen
10. Consumer Reports Poll: Nearly 3 in 10 Hispanics Opted Not to Fill M.D. Script for Cost Reasons
11. Consumer Reports Poll: 66% of Americans Blindsided by Cost of Drugs; Many Not Taking Needed Medications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Nearly every ... promote eye health. These articles generally list between five and 15 foods that ... Kleyne endorses every one of these lists and believes that nutritious eye healthy ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... US Sport Camps is pleased to announce the ... in Norwalk, serves as the host site and directing the camps is PGA Professional ... had successful camps in recent years around Des Moines and are fortunate to have ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 12, 2016 , ... The Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center (CCASC) invites teens ages 11-18 to ... of fun for teens with and without special needs to gather in a safe and ... event. The dance will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 12, 2016 , ... Basketball is a game for everyone, not just those ... series, sign language translation is featured in the top right of the screen. Every ... lessons has a sign language translator to teach kids the game and how to ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Dignity Health named Dr. ... Emergency Room –Mesa. The new facility is licensed under Dignity Health Arizona ... Bingham is an excellent leader and will ensure our new freestanding emergency room delivers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... Calif., Feb. 11, 2016 PRO-DEX, INC. (NasdaqCM: PDEX) ... ended December 31, 2015. The Company also filed its Quarterly ... year 2016 with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. ... 31, 2015 --> --> ... increased $2.6 million, or 95%, to $5.4 million from $2.8 ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... DUNKIRK, N.Y. , Feb. 11, 2016  Governor ... Athenex that will create 1,400 jobs throughout ... by a partnership with the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, includes ... the Conventus Building in Buffalo , ... square foot manufacturing facility in Dunkirk ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016  MiMedx Group, Inc. ... utilizing human amniotic membrane and other birth tissues, human ... to develop and market advanced products and therapies, announced ... Markets, 2016 Global Healthcare Conference in New ... and CEO, Michael J. Senken , Chief Financial ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: