Wellness survey shows need for focus on occupational wellness

Friday, March 28, 2014 07:40 AM
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Two hundred and eighty-eight CMS members completed a survey in January focused on physicians’ wellness across eight dimensions. This survey - a collaboration between CMS and the University of Colorado’s Behavioral Health and Wellness Program - gathered information about CMS members’ perceptions of wellness. Survey participants were asked to rate their level of wellness on a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

A majority (>66%) of physicians surveyed rate their Environmental, Intellectual, and Spiritual wellness as “high”, with an average rating ranging from 7.9 (Intellectual and Spiritual) to 8.1 (Environmental). In fact, over half of all participants rate their wellness as “high” in all dimensions. Less than 10% of survey participants rate their current wellness as “low” in seven of the eight dimensions of wellness.

Occupational Wellness is rated as “low” in more than 1 in every 10 participants. Just under half of participants rated their Occupational Wellness as either “moderate” (38%) or “low” (11%). CMS and BWHP will focus our upcoming wellness activities on increasing occupational wellness and sustaining wellness across all of the other dimensions in the coming months.

We invite you to let us know your thoughts on these survey results. Click here to go to the survey results page in the Physician Wellness section of CMS.org.

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