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Gånedahl, H., Zsaludek Viklund, P., Carlén, K., Kylberg, E. & Ekberg, J. (2015). Work-site wellness programmes in Sweden: a cross-sectional study of physical activity, self-efficacy, and health. Public Health, 129(5), 525-530
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2015 (English)In: Public Health, ISSN 0033-3506, E-ISSN 1476-5616, Vol. 129, no 5, p. 525-530Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, a work-site wellness programme implies reimbursing some of the expenses for health-promoting activities. Although work-site wellness programmes are readily available in Sweden, a large number of employees elect not to participate.

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of physical activity, self-reported general health assessment and self-efficacy with participation in a work-site wellness programme.

STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study design was used.

METHODS: An online questionnaire was distributed to employees of a manufacturing company with 2500 employees in southwest Sweden.

RESULTS: Those who took advantage of the work-site wellness programme assessed their general health as better and had higher assessment of physical activity. The study showed that being enlisted also implies a higher level of physical activity and general health; however, the effect sizes of these correlations were small. Self-efficacy, i.e. perceived behavioural control, was not associated with participation in the work-site wellness programme. However, self-efficacy was correlated with both general health assessment and physical activity. A regression analysis to determine explanatory contributions to the general health assessment score showed no significant contribution from participation in a work-site wellness programme, but was instead explained by perceived behavioural control and physical activity.

CONCLUSIONS: Given the small effect size of the difference in physical activity between participators and non-participators in the work-site wellness programme, it is probable that only a small proportion of participators changed their health-promoting activities as a result of the work-site wellness programme.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015
Perceived behavioural control, Physical activity, Self-efficacy, Theory of planned behaviour
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Woman, Child and Family (WomFam)
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10850 (URN)10.1016/j.puhe.2015.01.023 (DOI)000355146400015 ()25749670 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84930273121 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2015-04-22 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Carlén, K. & Nilsson, K. (2008). Andlighet i vården: en intervjustudie bland vårdpersonal. Vård i Norden, 28(1), 13-17
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Andlighet i vården: en intervjustudie bland vårdpersonal
2008 (Swedish)In: Vård i Norden, ISSN 0107-4083, E-ISSN 1890-4238, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 13-17Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous research found that spirituality seems difficult to give meaning and to work with in caring. The aim of this interview study was to explore how the nursing staff experienced the spiritual dimension within caring. Data was obtained from ten nursing staff at a Swedish infection department and analyzed with content analyze. The result shows that conditions to discover and to meet spirituality depend on the staff’s ripeness, that self-knowledge affect consciousness about spirituality and in the relationship of care spirituality is visible. The meaning of spirituality is to relate to God and other people, seeking the meaning of life and attitude at fateful occasions. This study shows there is a lot of knowledge released about patients’ spiritual needs only by asking: what do you believe in? The knowledge from this study is usable booth in nursing and in educational settings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sykepleiernes Samarbeid i Norden (SSN), 2008
Spirituality, Spiritual care, Holistic care, Nursing staff
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Medical sciences
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-2730 (URN)
Available from: 2009-02-11 Created: 2009-02-11 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0183-896X

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