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Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
of this study was to investigate whether preschool staff who participated in a previous health project retains the good behavior change, and to explore their perceived barriers and opportunities for this. The study was conducted on a "feel good" preschool and the selected population was preschool teachers and/or child minders. The selected method was qualitative, descriptive, and through the interviews the respondents got questions about their behavior changes and their experiences of this. The result of the survey showed that nearly all of the participants in the study had maintained the good behavior changes and most of them had implemented them in their lives. The obstacles that individuals perceived were mainly time constraints and the opportunities they saw were planning, motivation and positive experience. The conclusion was that almost all respondents maintained the previous behavior changes and they have also understood the importance to be physically active and eat a healthy diet. One of the obstacles that individuals considered to be difficult is when there is insufficient time and all of the participants then usually remove the workout. Opportunities that individuals perceived were that planning is important for the success of change unhealthy behaviorsandthat there is a strong motivation. The individuals who participated in the study are driven and well aware of the health benefits they have gained by maintaining their good habits. During the interview it has shown that these people have a very strong will and faith in themselves. They are also motivated to continue their work so that the healthy lifestyle one day will be permanent and a natural part of their lives.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 23 p.
maintenance, behavior change, obstacle, opportunities
Pharmacology and Toxicology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-9487Archive number: HPPC-V11-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-9487DiVA: diva2:423576
Subject / course
Public health science
Maria, Lennernäs, forskare