Health promoting behaviors and the expectations for the environment of the hospital administrative staff Hastane İdari çalışanlarının saǧlıǧın geliştirilmesi davranışları ve çalışma ortamı konusundaki görüşlerinin saptanması

Özcebe H., Attila S., Batur H., BEKTAŞ H., Berke I., Büyükküpcü E. G., ...More

TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin, vol.11, no.6, pp.707-716, 2012 (Scopus) identifier


AIM: It is important to learn how the people perceive their environment to promote health and to improve their perspectives. This study is aimed to determine the behaviors of smoking, physical activity, stres management and healthy eating of the administrative hospital staff and evaluate their perspectives about hospital environment. Method: The universe of the study was the administrative staffs working at a hospital. The questionnarie developed by the researchers.were used to collect data. The official permission was taken from hospital management, and the verbal permission was from the staff. Results: The mean age of the participants was 34.4±7.43 and the mean year of working in this hospital was 10.7±7.1 years. The most common nutritional habit seen among all staff was drinking excess amount of tea, coffee, coke. Among the participants, 51.8% of the participants did not do any physical activity. The people interviewed in the study pointed out that the most given information among all topics was tobacco control (36.7%). Hospital staff declared the first desired expectations for their workplace as "having a seperate place to rest", "professional support on communication skills", "professional support on stress management". The least expectation declared by the staff was "removing salt from the table". Conclusion: It is found that the hospital administrative staff interviewed in our study did not have enough awareness about health promoting behaviors and their accessibility to health promoting environment. The interventions should be developed to improve institutional policies, environmental infrastructure and also the level of awareness of staff.