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Workplace health concerns: a focus group study

Annette M. Jinks (Reader and Director of the Health & Community Research Unit, NEWI, Wrexham, UK and)
Ruth Daniels (Research Associate, NEWI, Wrexham, UK)

Journal of Management in Medicine

ISSN: 0268-9235

Article publication date: 1 April 1999



Addresses the workplace health concerns of employees at an Acute Hospital Trust. The research conducted utilised a focus group methodology to investigate the health concerns of multidisciplinary groups of health care workers (n=27). The findings indicate that the concern for the majority was workplace stress. Stressors that were identified as important to the groups were, for example, the nature of the work they were undertaking, staffing levels, volume of the work, management styles and their work environments. Health promotion and prevention topics such as motivation and health status, smoking, alcohol and drug misuse, nutrition and weight control and physical exercise were seen of subsidiary concern. Limitations of the study are given. Future research in the subject area is identified.



Jinks, A.M. and Daniels, R. (1999), "Workplace health concerns: a focus group study", Journal of Management in Medicine, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 95-105.




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