Salutogenes - grunden för skolsköterskans hälsopromotiva arbete inom området barn med fetma:
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Abstract Background: The World Health Organization has expressed a great concern about the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity. Region Västra Götaland (VGR) has developed a web based program to support school nurses in their work to promote health among children with obesity. Previous research on childhood obesity emphasizes the importance of support from nurses and how their work is organized. Aim: The aim of the study is, firstly, to explore school nurses experiences with health promotion work among obese children. Secondly, to investigate whether school nurses use the salutogenic theory of health. Method: A qualitative study design was adopted. Data in form of semi structured interviews was collected from seven school nurses in the VGR. A directed content analysis was used for the analysis of the data. Results: The results are presented in three categories from the Tannahill health promotion model; health education, prevention and health protection. A new category emerged from the interviews and to be significant for the nurses´ work; organization. The last category was the salutogenic theory. The possibility to work in a health promotion manner became hard because of inadequate resources. However, we found that health education, prevention and health protection were areas of daily attention. The school nurses´ work was based on the salutogenic theory. Conclusion: School nurses were aware of the importance of health promotion. Overall, there was a feeling of diffuse guidelines for working in a health promotion manner (with childhood obesity), although a web-based tool was available. We recommend the use of a new model for daily practice capturing the key elements of health promotion.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 27 p.
Childhood obesity, health promotion, salutogenesis, school children, school nurses.
Barnfetma, hälsopromotion, salutogenes, skolbarn, skolsköterskor
Nursing Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-3325OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-3325DiVA: diva2:416649
Eriksson, Monica, PD, Universitetslektor i folkhälsovetenskap
Rudolfsson, Gudrun, Universitetslektor i vårdvetenskap