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Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Obstacles and opportunities among occupational health nurses when implementing healthy eating habits.
C thesis in Public Health. Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies. University of Gävle. Autumn 2012
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate which obstacles and opportunities nurses within occupational health find when trying to implement healthy eating habits among the employees in their respective company. Another objective was to see if the nurses worked according to the Guidelines, issued by the National Board of Health and Welfare.
Method: The study was a quantitative study and conducted among nurses in central Sweden. A web survey was distributed to nurses who chose to participate. The response rate was 66 percent. The results were compiled in Excel since the characters and results are displayed in the form of figures, text and quotes.
Results: The results showed that the most common obstacles found by nurses when trying to implement healthy eating habits among workers, were lack of motivation, lack of time and finances of companies. The opportunities were motivation, cooperation with other actors and adequate knowledge in the field. Healthy eating habits received low priority among the nurses.
Conclusion: Motivation will always be necessary in order to change lifestyle or habits. Therefore, a high priority must be to work more with how to motivate those individuals who may not be so inclined to make a change.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 24 p.
obstacles, opportunities, company nurse, healthy eating habits
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-13772Archive number: HPP/2012nr11OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-13772DiVA: diva2:602647
Subject / course
Public health science
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Van der Ster, Gisela