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Work-site wellness programmes in Sweden: a cross-sectional study of physical activity, self-efficacy, and health
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education.
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. (Kvinna, barn och familj, Woman, child and family)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0183-896X
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. (Kvinna, barn och familj, Woman, child and family)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3276-756X
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2015 (English)In: Public Health, ISSN 0033-3506, E-ISSN 1476-5616, Vol. 129, no 5, 525-530 p.Article 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.

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Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 129, no 5, 525-530 p.
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Perceived behavioural control, Physical activity, Self-efficacy, Theory of planned behaviour
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10850DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2015.01.023ISI: 000355146400015PubMedID: 25749670ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84930273121OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-10850DiVA: diva2:807001
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2015-04-22 Last updated: 2016-01-12Bibliographically approved

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