Development and piloting of a Checklist for healthy eating And Physical Activity in the Workplace (CEPAW).
Rosanne Freak-Poli; Margaret Brand; Tara Boelsen-Robinson; Oliver Huse; Maximilian de Courten; Anna Peeters
To develop and pilot a tool that assesses the infrastructure and policy workplace environment characteristics that may influence employee healthy eating and physical activity behaviours. A checklist was developed with reference to prior tools and piloted at eight worksites. Piloting of the tool demonstrated that it was generally feasible to use, took 1-2 hours to complete and appeared sensitive to differences between workplace environment characteristics. Refinement of the tool occurred after piloting. The final 21-item checklist contains sub-scores capturing policy, infrastructure, healthy eating and physical activity characteristics. This new checklist overcomes some limitations of pre-existing tools as it explicitly considers policy and is short, inexpensive and can be used by workplaces for self-assessment and by health promotion professionals in evaluation studies or as an intervention tool.
|Journal||HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL|
|Published||08 Apr 2020|