Associations between Substance Use, Depression and Work Outcomes: An Evaluation Study of Screening and Brief Intervention in a Large Employee Assistance Program
AuthorRichmond, Melissa K.
Shepherd, Jennifer L.
Pampel, Fred C.
Wood, Randi C.
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Peer ReviewedBlind Reviewers
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Other TitlesSubstance use, Depression, Work Outcomes
AbstractThis study examined associations between behavioral health and workplace outcomes for 1,989 state employees served by a large EAP over 19-months. Screening and brief intervention was used to identify and intervene for risky substance use and depression at intake. Employees completed psychometrically sound self-report measures of workplace functioning. About 80% of EAP clients screened positive for depression. There was a strong association between depression and impaired workplace productivity. About 90 days after intake, 438 employees (22.0%) participated in a follow-up interview. Analyses of intake to follow-up indicated significant improvements in depression and workplace productivity, translating to substantial cost savings.
DescriptionThis is a pre-publication manuscript of an article published in 2014. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Melissa K. Richmond at Omni Institute, 899 Logan St, Suite 600, Denver, CO 80203
CitationRichmond, M. K., Shepherd J. L., Pampel, F. C., Wood, R. C., Reiman, B. & Fischer, L. (2014). Associations between substance use, depression, and work outcomes: an evaluation study of screening and brief intervention in a large Employee assistance program. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 29(1), 1-18. doi:10.1080/15555240.2014.866470
SponsorsSBIRT, Colorado and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Employee assistance programs--Colorado
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/4909
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