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Human health sciences : Multidisciplinary, general & others
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/187207
The approach taken to substance abuse by occupational physicians: a qualitative study on influencing factors
English
Lambrechts, Marie-Claire mailto [Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - KUL > Environment and Health > > >]
Ketterer, Frédéric mailto [Université de Liège > Département des sciences cliniques > Médecine générale >]
Symons, Linda [Universiteit Antwerpen - UA > Huisartsgeneeskunde > > >]
Mairiaux, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Santé au travail et éducation pour la santé (STES) >]
Peremans, Lieve [Universiteit Antwerpen - UA > Huisartsgeneeskunde > > >]
Remmen, Roy [Universiteit Antwerpen - UA > Huisartsgeneeskunde > > >]
Vanmeerbeek, Marc mailto [Université de Liège > Département des sciences cliniques > Médecine générale >]
Godderis, Lode [Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - KUL > Environment and Health > > >]
2015
Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
57
1228-1235
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1076-2752
1536-5948
Hagerstown
MD
[en] Objective
Aiming to enhance occupational physicians‟ (OPs) practice when dealing with employee substance abuse, this study analyzes the experiences of OPs to gain insight into the factors influencing their behavior.
Methods
Semi-structured interviews were conducted and analyzed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.
Results
OPs act differently depending on the type of drug. Their approach was mainly determined by contextual factors and by their attitudes and skills. Many OPs want to invest in health promotion. Barriers such as lack of time and focus on periodic examinations often hamper both adequate prevention and the management of workers with substance abuse.
Conclusions
The approach to substance abuse by OPs could be supported by initiatives both at the individual and the collective level. A facilitating work context seems to be particularly important in their commitment to alcohol- and drug-related issues at work.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/187207

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