To determine whether members with two years of experience in the myhealthIQSM program have continued improvement or sustained improvement in health risk levels, biometric data was collected from 4,353 individuals who completed three consecutive annual screenings of 13 different biometrics. The study population included myhealthIQ enrollees from 20 employers, was 63.8% female and had an average age of 43.2 years. myhealthIQ scores were assigned to specified ranges of biometric values with the sum of the scores from all evaluated biometrics equaling the total score for each participant. The total score has a range of 0 to 100, with 100 being the best possible score and a score of 70 or below considered “at risk.” Individual biometric values were also categorically assigned as “at risk” or “not at risk.” Total scores and specific health risks were evaluated at the first assessment (baseline), after one year of the program (year 1) and after a second consecutive year of participation (year 2) to assess risk trends over time.
Author(s): HealthwaysDecember 31, 2008