Due to an increasing amount of people being put on a sick-list the issue of work health has come to receive a lot more attention. To confront the problem, different varieties of keep-fit measures have been launched in the workplace. A prime example of such a measure can be found at Centralsjukhuset Kristianstad, which this survey is investigating. The primary goal of this study is to investigate the use of the Keep-fit measures program and to identify what motivates the employees to utilize this program. Further we would like to investigate if the program, through motivation and learning, generates improvement and retention of the individuals’ health. The collection of data involved the distribution of 790 questionnaires. The overall response was 61.1 percent which resulted in 483 completed questionnaires. The results showed that 45.9 percent used the program. Individual interest, discount and benefits were the most motivating factors found in those who use the program. The inclusion of motivation and education when using the program indicates a change in lifestyle. From a health education perspective, the conclusion from this study is that the use and development of health promotion at Centralsjukhuset Kristianstad should consist of long term planning as well as participation.
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