Research is only just emerging on whether workplace wellness activities result in healthier employees, and what defines a successful workplace wellness program can vary. Little research has analyzed worksite wellness programs that utilize health risk screening activities and their relationship with employee health behaviors. Without understanding how health risk screening activities are related to health behaviors, companies could continue to invest in expensive screening activities without positive health outcomes. This study analyzed archival health risk assessment data from a municipal government worksite to test for a relationship between participation in worksite health risk screening activities, health behaviors and readiness to change health behaviors. A relationship was found between health risk screening activity participation and the employee health behaviors of vegetable consumption, fruit consumption, water consumption and exercise days. This is a starting point for research on health risk screening activities and their relationship with employee health behaviors and further research is recommended to understand the health risk screenings ability to influence health behaviors.


Dawn Larsen

First Committee Member

Autumn Hamilton

Second Committee Member

Amy Hedman-Robertson

Date of Degree




Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Health Science


Allied Health and Nursing

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
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