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First line screening for health and lifestyle risks

The greatest wealth is health

It is widely agreed that Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) are most effective at promoting behaviour change when they form part of an integrated, multi-faceted wellness programme. The role of the Health Snapshot within a wellness programme is to help identify physical and lifestyle health risks within a population and then target health and lifestyle interventions and behaviour change programmes to address these areas. Therefore, the Health Snapshot is a health and lifestyle risk assessment tool that serves as a "dipstick" to identify health and lifestyle risks for individual follow-up and/or clinical screening. The instrument was designed to screen for risks by means of a self-report survey that reviews the following:

Knowledge
Knowledge Knowledge about health and lifestyle status and risks
Behaviour
Behaviour Health and lifestyle behaviours and practices
Attitude
Attitude Attitude towards health and lifestyle risk changes

The Health Snapshot dimensions

Identifies health and lifestyle risks and appreciates good health

The Health Snapshot comprises the following screening dimensions:

Demographics
Demographics Demographics such as gender, age and marital status just to name a few.
Lifestyle
Lifestyle Lifestyle dimensions such as nutrition, physical activity and Smoking
Medical History
Medical History Personal and Family medical history
Health Readings
Health Readings Several health readings like Body mass index, Waist Circumference, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Blood Sugar
Psychological well-being
Psychological well-being Stress Related Ill Health AND Personal resources to cope with stress
Screening and Immunisations
Screening and Immunisations Screening and Immunisations for Influenza vaccinations, HIV awareness, and others

How does an individual complete a Health Snapshot?

A smart approach to risk assessment

The Health Snapshot is an online survey that applies fuzzy logic as you answer the survey which means that the Health Snapshot online system adapts the survey and only requests information applicable to the participant as you complete the survey.

Ideally individuals complete the Health Snapshot online and it takes 10-15 minutes to complete. The ability to complete hard copy questionnaires does exist and these are then captured manually into the system after completion.

Reporting

Prevention is better than cure

Individual Level
Each individual receives a confidential immediate personal feedback report following the online completion of the survey.

Group Level
After a project is completed all of the data is aggregated into a depersonalised group report. This report is generated in real-time and is available at the click of a button.

Benefits of the Health Snapshot

Knowledge is power

Snapshot
Snapshot Provide employees with a snapshot of their current health status
Monitor
Monitor Enable individuals to monitor their health status over time
Lifestyle Changes
Lifestyle Changes Provide employees with concrete information thus preparing them for lifestyle change
Health Coaching
Health Coaching Help individuals get involved with health coaching
Readiness to Change
Readiness to Change Provide important information concerning employees' readiness to change
Measure and Monitor
Measure and Monitor Help employers measure and monitor population health status
Health Promotion
Health Promotion Provide employers with important information that can help them build results-oriented health promotion programmes
Productivity
Productivity Can provide employers with important information on productivity
Health Behaviour
Health Behaviour Allow employers to evaluate changes in health behaviour and health risks over time

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