Physiotherapists’ understanding and approach to health promotion work in compulsory school: perceiving and supporting coherence
2010 (English)In: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, ISSN 0959-3985, E-ISSN 1532-5040, Vol. 26, no 5, 318-326 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Gaining knowledge in the field of health promotion may help physiotherapists acquire a new understanding of the way movement promotes health, as related to environmental influences. The aim of the present study was to describe how physiotherapists working in a programme of health promotion in compulsory school understand and approach their work. Seven physiotherapists in primary care, working partly with health promotion in compulsory school, were interviewed. A descriptive design of qualitative content analysis was chosen to analyse interviews that had already been conducted in a local evaluation of the programme. This resulted in a main theme, described as Perceiving and Supporting Coherence. This understanding and approach were discussed in relation to challenges of a historically embedded constitution of physiotherapy when entering the area of health promotion in compulsory school.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare , 2010. Vol. 26, no 5, 318-326 p.
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-119799DOI: 10.3109/09593980903071394OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-119799DiVA: diva2:301001