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
Abstract
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
ISSN 1460-2245
Published 08 Apr 2020
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DOI 10.1093/heapro/daaa026
Type Journal Article
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