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Why do people with suboptimal health avoid health promotion at work?
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PMID:  22943100     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: To explore why people who have active work and who experience suboptimal health avoided using a multipurpose in-house health promotion service in the Danish police.
METHODS: Data were first collected via an electronic survey (N=6060) and subsequently via 25 telephone interviews targeting nonusers who perceived their health to be suboptimal.
RESULTS: Many nonusers with suboptimal health wished to change health behaviors, but did not use the service. Reasons were both individual (eg, laziness) and organizational (eg, delivery of the service).
CONCLUSIONS: Although many reported barriers are more individual in nature, increased information and accessibility could serve to increase participation.
Authors:
Roger Persson; Bryan Cleal; Tina Bihal; Sofie Mandrup Hansen; Mette Ollgaard Jakobsen; Ebbe Villadsen; Lars L Andersen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark. rpe@nrcwe.dk.
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