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Beteendeförändring och dess varaktiga resultat: En kvalitativ uppföljningsstudie av Umeå kommuns Kom igång-program
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Society and the workplace are two factors that are important for the individual's health status. It is important that the individuals has the right skills to take care of their health. For organizations, it is important to strive for the welfare of their employees. This has proven to have a positive impact on work performance, reduced absenteeism and reduced costs for rehabilitation. In 2007, the local authorities in Umeå implemented a wellness offering for all employees working in the municipality administration. They later saw a need to assist employees who needed help getting started with new exercise habits. This study aims to examine how the participants in the "Get Started Programme", succeeded in creating lasting exercise habits , 3-4 years after completing the program. Research questions are: How have the participants increased their knowledge practically and theoretically after the programme has finished? How have the participants succeeded in creating the content of the programme in their daily lives? How do the participants assess their health compared to before they participated in the programme? Are there any beneficial factors highlighted by the participants as during the program? The study was conducted on the basis of semi-structured interviews with eight voluntary participants who previously participated in the Get Started Programme. The results show that six of the eight participants succeeded to get started with the goals for behavioral change, and still maintain a sufficient physical activity level today. Participants who do not consider themselves to have succeeded in reaching the goals they set up in the beginning of the program, point out that they have the tools needed to go on and continue the behavioral change they strive for.

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Keyword [en]
Behavioral change, health promotion, physical activity
Keyword [sv]
Beteendeförändring, hälsopromotion, fysisk aktivitet
National Category
Social Sciences Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-97020OAI: diva2:769754
External cooperation
Umeå Kommun
Subject / course
Educational program
Study Programme for Sport Sciences
Available from: 2014-12-09 Created: 2014-12-09 Last updated: 2014-12-09Bibliographically approved

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