Work environment factors affecting quality work in Swedish oral and maxillofacial surgery

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Work environment factors affecting quality work in Swedish oral and maxillofacial surgery
Author(s) Pilgård, Göran ; Söderfeldt, Björn ; Hjalmers, Karin ; Rosenquist, Jan
Date 2008
English abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate how work environment influenced attitudes to and knowledge of quality among employees of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) clinics in Sweden. Data were collected with a questionnaire of 67 questions, related to quality management at the clinic, working situation, content of “good work”, physical environment and health. 22 clinics with 297 employees responded, 65 % of the clinics and 86 % of the employees. A multiple regression analysis with the dependent variable “Attitude towards quality work” showed that only “work environment” (p=0.010) revealed a significant association (p<0.05). The personnel will have a more favourable attitude to quality work if they regard work environment to be important. Dental nurses and assistant nurses had more than four times more knowledge of the used quality management system than had the maxillo-facial surgeons. Women had nearly four times more knowledge of quality management than men. Clinic size was important, with better knowledge of quality management in bigger clinics. Soft demands were defined as demands for “flexibility, creativity, quality, service, engagement/commitment and ability to work together, and competence”. Hard demands included economy as important, and emphasis on efficiency and productivity. There was a weak association with knowledge of quality management systems if soft demands increased, but negative if hard demands increased. In conclusion, mainly work environment was of significance for the attitude towards quality work among the employees of OMFS clinics in Sweden. Profession, gender, clinic size, and the hard demands were significantly associated with knowledge of the quality management system used.
Host/Issue Swedish Dental Journal;3
Volume 32
ISSN 0347-9994
Pages 149-155
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) quality
quality management
physical and social work environment
psychosocial work environment
maxillofacial surgery
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/7056 (link to this page)

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