|Document ID (ISN)||112236|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Nilsen P., Holmqvist M., Hermansson U.
||Alcohol prevention in Swedish occupational health care
||2011, Vol.61, p.472-479. 23 ref.
||The objective of this study was to investigate occupational health care (OHC) professionals' perceived knowledge concerning patient counselling on alcohol, perceived efficiency in achieving patient changes, use of questionnaires and biomarkers, amount and content of their alcohol-related continuous professional education (CPE), their reasons for participating in this CPE and improvements experienced in addressing alcohol issues in the last three years. Baseline 2005 and follow-up 2008 data were collected by means of anonymous questionnaires to participating physicians and nurses in the OHC programme. Findings are discussed. There were major improvements in the OHC professionals' perceived knowledge concerning alcohol counselling and efficiency in influencing patients' alcohol habits after participation in a comprehensive CPE project. Overall, the nurses achieved more improvements than the physicians.
||Sweden; alcoholism; training of OSH personnel
||questionnaire survey; programme evaluation; medical examinations; health programmes
||D - Periodical articles
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Workplace health promotion
Occupational health services