Title

The Public Health Intervention Wheel in Norway

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Objective: This study explored experiences Norwegian public health nurses (PHNs) have with using interventions from the Public Health Intervention Wheel (PHIW). Design and Sample: The researchers used both quantitative and qualitative measures to explore how Norwegian PHNs use PHIW interventions in their practice. Data were gathered from six focus group meetings with 15 school and 16 family health nurses in Norway. Method: Instruments included: (a) demographic data form, (b) the Public Health Intervention Questionnaire developed by the researchers, and (c) focus group questions. Results: Following discussion of PHIW interventions in focus groups, PHNs reported they had a clearer understanding of each intervention and they had performed activities in their practice consistent with each of the Wheel interventions. Conclusion: Descriptions of the Wheel interventions provided the PHNs with the terminology and language to identify and explain their work in public health nursing practice. Although there are some differences between the United States and Norway in the structure of public health nursing practice, the PHIW is a framework that is applicable to the work of PHNs in Norway.

Department(s)

Nursing

Publication Title

Public Health Nursing

Volume

36

Issue

6

First Page

819

Last Page

828

Publication Date

11-1-2019

DOI

10.1111/phn.12657

ISSN

07371209

E-ISSN

15251446

PubMed ID

31469458

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