Att arbeta med hälsofrämjande beteendeförändring : Upplevelser av medarbetare som arbetar i skift

Detta är en Master-uppsats från Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för arbetshälsovetenskap och psykologi

Sammanfattning: Abstract Elin Modin, Working with health preventive behavior change – experiences from shift workers. Master thesis in Occupational health science, 30 credits, University of Gävle. Background: Shift work can involve an irregularity in the daily rhythm. Earlier studies has shown impact on sleep, social life and cardiovascular diseases. Few studies has been focusing on employees in shift work and more research is needed to provide these employees with the conditions for a healthy working life. Aim: To explore how the employees in shift work experienced working with a health preventive behavioural change intervention.  Method: Nine employees working in an administrative authority in Sweden was interviewed using semi structured interviews. Data analysis followed the steps of content analysis.  Result: The intervention has given the participants a regularity that is perceived to have a positive impact on the change in behavior. Colleagues' support and feedback have been an important part of the work. There is a need to maintain the integrity and autonomy of the participants. Conclusion: Regularity, support and feedback from colleagues has been experienced as positive for the behavior change. The need for autonomy and integrity has been shown important.   Keywords: shift work, behavioural change, support, semi-structured interviews

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