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Employee Wellness Survey (Wellness)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02673346
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 3, 2016
Last Update Posted : December 19, 2017
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
University of Minnesota
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christi Patten, Mayo Clinic

Brief Summary:
The aims of this study are 1) To assess the prevalence of tobacco use and cessation treatment preferences among YKHC employees, 2) To assess employee's current levels of perceived stress, engagement in physical activity, and feelings of resiliency to inform future tobacco cessation interventions, and to examine the relationship between these factors and tobacco use, and 3) To assess YKHC employees' perceptions and opinions of the hospital's current workplace tobacco policy and expansion of these regulations to all YKHC properties.

Condition or disease
Tobacco Use

Detailed Description:
All employees at YKHC will be invited to complete an online survey that took approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. All employees will receive information via email, which includes an overview of the project, information regarding privacy and consent, and a link to the survey. Those who wish to do so were able to print a copy of the information for their reference. Employees who wish to participate did so by clicking on the survey link. Those who do not wish to participate could simply delete the email. Participants will be given two weeks to complete the online survey. Individuals who do not respond within the first week, will be sent an automated email reminder. All employees who participate will received a small incentive (approximately $10 in value).

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 467 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Assessing Tobacco Use and Treatment Preferences Among Alaska Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Employees
Study Start Date : January 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2016

YKHC employees

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. current tobacco use [ Time Frame: 7 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Employees at a health corporation in Western Alaska

Inclusion Criteria:

  • YKHC employee
  • aged 18 years or older
  • provides consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
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Responsible Party: Christi Patten, Professor of Psychology, Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT02673346    
Other Study ID Numbers: 14-007166
First Posted: February 3, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 19, 2017
Last Verified: December 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes