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Document ID (ISN)112236
CIS number 11-0815
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nilsen P., Holmqvist M., Hermansson U.
Title Alcohol prevention in Swedish occupational health care
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.61, p.472-479. 23 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; alcoholism; training of OSH personnel
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; programme evaluation; medical examinations; health programmes
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Occupational health services