Process Evaluation of a Digital Platform-Based Implementation Strategy Aimed at Work Stress Prevention in a Health Care Organization

Bo M. Havermans, C. cile R. L. Boot, Evelien P. M. Brouwers, Irene L. D. Houtman, Johannes R. Anema, Allard J. van der Beek

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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
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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