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Kommunanställdas uppfattning om och nyttjande av kommunens friskvårdsinsatser.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The personnel policy program for the employees in studied municipality includes guidelines for the working environment, saying that health promoting activities is offered to all employees.                              Objective: To investigate how these activities were used and how the staff perceived the activities offered. The aim was also to find out how well the information about current health promotion efforts reached the staff.Method: A qualitative approach was used in the form of interviews. The sample consisted of municipal employees from seven different work sites.  A total of 12 women aged 32-52 years participated. The interviews were recorded and a hermeneutic theory was used to interpret the results.Results: The results showed that most informants used some form of fitness activity. In most cases health care-time was used for anything from walking to organized workouts. The great barrier was lack of information and lack of trained and dedicated health motivators. In several cases, informants had no knowledge about what a health motivator is supposed to do. The informants own suggestions for health promotion interventions included stress management and foot care.Conclusion: The survey showed that respondents were poorly informed about which wellness activities the municipality offered. The result could also be interpreted as a communication gap between the local authority, health motivators and the employees. A request for group activities was detected.  

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Health promotion, health promoting workplace, public health
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-11530Archive number: HPPC-H11-8OAI: diva2:504816
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Health education
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-02-22 Created: 2012-02-21 Last updated: 2012-02-22Bibliographically approved

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