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.
|Journal||Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
Havermans, B. M., Boot, C. C. R. L., Brouwers, E. P. M., Houtman, I. L. D., Anema, J. R., & van der Beek, A. J. (2018). Process Evaluation of a Digital Platform-Based Implementation Strategy Aimed at Work Stress Prevention in a Health Care Organization. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60(9), e484-e491. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001402