Process evaluation of a digital platform-based implementation strategy aimed at work stress prevention in a health care organization

B.M. Havermans, C.R.L. Boot, E.P.M. Brouwers, I.L.D. Houtman, J.R. Anema, A.J. van der Beek

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Abstract

Objective
The objective was to evaluate the process and feasibility of a digital platform-based implementation strategy aimed at work stress prevention.

Methods
The process evaluation was performed alongside a controlled trial within a health care organization, in the experimental group (N = 221). Mental models, context, and barriers and facilitators were measured. In addition, dose delivered, reach, and dose received were assessed.

Results
Employees reported relatively high readiness for change. Personnel shortage and a recent restructuring of the organization hindered use of the strategy. Low management support and high turnover stagnated strategy deployment. Dose delivered was 13/15, reach was 11/15, and dose received was 5/15.

Conclusions
Strategy implementation was moderately successful, as sustained strategy use by the teams appeared to be a challenge. The strategy can be feasible with sufficient management support and resources.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e484-e491
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume60
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • DETERMINANTS
  • DISEASE
  • FAILURE
  • IMPACT
  • INTERVENTIONS
  • METAANALYSIS
  • OCCUPATIONAL STRESS
  • PROGRAMS
  • PSYCHOSOCIAL SAFETY CLIMATE
  • digital
  • employees
  • implementation
  • intervention
  • process evaluation
  • stress
  • support
  • work

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