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Research Article  |   November 1986
Health Promotion in the Office
Author Affiliations
  • Virginia R. Allen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, is Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia 30912
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Research Article   |   November 1986
Health Promotion in the Office
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1986, Vol. 40, 764-770. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.11.764
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1986, Vol. 40, 764-770. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.11.764
Abstract

Occupational therapists have the training and skill to modify office environments in order to promote employee health. Minor changes in the ways tasks are performed can improve work performance, decrease the incidence of minor health complaints, and help prevent repetition injury. Two employee health promotion education programs are described. They were conducted by an occupational therapist and can be replicated in other settings. One program was a seven-session series for bank employees; the other was a luncheon presentation to office workers employed by a health science university.