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J Occup Environ Med. 2015 Sep;57(9):1017-21. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000521.

Validation of a New Metric for Assessing the Integration of Health Protection and Health Promotion in a Sample of Small- and Medium-Sized Employer Groups.

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Drs Williams, Nelson, Sorensen, and McLellen); Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (Drs Williams, Nelson, Cabán-Martinez, Katz, Wagner, Pronk, Sorensen, and McLellan), Boston, Mass; University of Miami Medical School (Dr Cabán-Martinez), Fla; HealthPartners, Inc (Dr Pronk), Minneapolis, Minn; Brigham and Women's Hospital (Dr Katz), Boston, Mass; and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Dr. Wagner), Washington, DC.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To conduct validation analyses for a new measure of the integration of worksite health protection and health promotion approaches developed in earlier research.

METHODS:

A survey of small- to medium-sized employers located in the United States was conducted between October 2013 and March 2014 (n = 111). Cronbach α coefficient was used to assess reliability, and Pearson correlation coefficients were used to assess convergent validity.

RESULTS:

The integration score was positively associated with the measures of occupational safety and health and health promotion activities/policies-supporting its convergent validity (Pearson correlation coefficients of 0.32 to 0.47). Cronbach α coefficient was 0.94, indicating excellent reliability.

CONCLUSIONS:

The integration score seems to be a promising tool for assessing integration of health promotion and health protection. Further work is needed to test its dimensionality and validate its use in other samples.

PMID:
26340291
PMCID:
PMC5189678
DOI:
10.1097/JOM.0000000000000521
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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