Participation of Danish and immigrant cleaners in a 1-year worksite intervention preventingphysical deterioration

Charlotte D N Rasmussen, Marie B Jørgensen, Isabella G Carneiro, Mari-Ann Flyvholm, Kasper Olesen, Karen Søgaard, Andreas Holtermann

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Resumé

Worksite health promotion is seldom offered to workers who are low-educated and multi-ethnic, possibly due to an assumption that they are more reluctant to participate. Furthermore, little has been done to promote health at female-dominated workplaces. The main aim of this study was to investigate differences in participation among immigrant and Danish cleaners throughout a 1-year randomised controlled study tailored to cleaners and carried out in predominantly female workplaces. No significant differences in ethnicity were found in consent and participation throughout the 1-year intervention. Dropout was equally distributed among Danish and immigrant cleaners. This study indicates that a worksite health promotion intervention among a female-dominated, high-risk occupation such as cleaning can be equally appealing for Danes and immigrants. Statement of Relevance: This study provides insight about participation of Danish and immigrant cleaners in a worksite health promotion intervention in a predominantly female occupation. For attaining high participation and low dropout in future worksite health promotion interventions among cleaners, the intervention ought to not only target the ethnic background of the workers, but also to be specifically tailored to the job group.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftErgonomics
Vol/bind55
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)256–264
Antal sider9
ISSN0014-0139
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012

Fingeraftryk

Workplace
Health Promotion
Occupations
Health

Bibliografisk note

Available online: 17 Aug 2011

Citer dette

Rasmussen, C. D. N., Jørgensen, M. B., Carneiro, I. G., Flyvholm, M-A., Olesen, K., Søgaard, K., & Holtermann, A. (2012). Participation of Danish and immigrant cleaners in a 1-year worksite intervention preventingphysical deterioration. Ergonomics, 55(2), 256–264. https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2011.592651
Rasmussen, Charlotte D N ; Jørgensen, Marie B ; Carneiro, Isabella G ; Flyvholm, Mari-Ann ; Olesen, Kasper ; Søgaard, Karen ; Holtermann, Andreas. / Participation of Danish and immigrant cleaners in a 1-year worksite intervention preventingphysical deterioration. I: Ergonomics. 2012 ; Bind 55, Nr. 2. s. 256–264.
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Participation of Danish and immigrant cleaners in a 1-year worksite intervention preventingphysical deterioration. / Rasmussen, Charlotte D N; Jørgensen, Marie B; Carneiro, Isabella G; Flyvholm, Mari-Ann; Olesen, Kasper; Søgaard, Karen; Holtermann, Andreas.

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