Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Development of evidence-based practice in occupational health services in Sweden: a 3-year follow-up of attitudes, barriers and facilitators
Karolinska Inst, Inst Environm Med, Unit Intervent & Implementat Res Worker Hlth, Nobels Vag 13, S-17177 Stockholm, Sweden..
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Karolinska Inst, Inst Environm Med, Unit Intervent & Implementat Res Worker Hlth, Nobels Vag 13, S-17177 Stockholm, Sweden.;KTH Royal Inst Technol, Sch Technol & Hlth, Ergon Unit, Stockholm, Sweden..
Karolinska Inst, Inst Environm Med, Unit Intervent & Implementat Res Worker Hlth, Nobels Vag 13, S-17177 Stockholm, Sweden..
Storvretens Primary Hlth Clin, Stockholm, Sweden..
Show others and affiliations
2017 (English)In: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, ISSN 0340-0131, E-ISSN 1432-1246, Vol. 90, no 4, 335-348 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Swedish government initiated an investigation of how to secure and develop the competence of the occupational health services. The primary aim of the present study was to investigate whether the development of evidence-based practice (EBP) in the Swedish occupational health services in relation to attitudes, knowledge and use improved during the first 3 years of the government's initiative. The study has a mixed methods design combining questionnaires and interviews with data collection at baseline and at 3-year follow-up. The response rate was 66% at baseline and 63% at follow-up. The results show that practitioners' knowledge of EBP was moderate at baseline and improved at follow-up (p = 0.002; 95% CI 0.01; 0.21). Practitioners experienced lower levels of organizational and managerial support for EBP at follow-up (p < 0.001; 95% CI 0.18; 0.38). The results revealed that managers viewed responsibility for implementing EBP as a matter for individual practitioners rather than as an organizational issue. Occupational health service managers and practitioners are generally positive to EBP. However, the findings emphasize the need to educate managers in how to support EBP at the organizational level by creating an infrastructure for EBP in the OHS.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER , 2017. Vol. 90, no 4, 335-348 p.
Keyword [en]
Evidence-based practice, Quality of occupational health services, Scientific knowledge, Clinical expertise, Questionnaire, Interviews
National Category
Environmental Health and Occupational Health
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-321789DOI: 10.1007/s00420-017-1200-8ISI: 000399224600003PubMedID: 28204870OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-321789DiVA: diva2:1094792
Available from: 2017-05-11 Created: 2017-05-11 Last updated: 2017-05-11Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(732 kB)19 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 732 kBChecksum SHA-512
a408000f1dda31062fd59864c474443de4bdd33f699bf472e02a3cb7fd4f4404af3af2e222e163af2cf2db31387fc5cf6bdd81623c649874bc9c0420cb5d696b
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Nyman, Teresia
By organisation
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
In the same journal
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Environmental Health and Occupational Health

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 19 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 303 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf