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J Occup Environ Med. 2016 May;58(5):499-504. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000732.

Validation and Dimensionality of the Integration of Health Protection and Health Promotion Score: Evidence From the PULSE Small Business and VA Medical Center Surveys.

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Drs McLellan, Sorensen, and Williams); Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Drs McLellan, Cabán-Martinez, Pronk, Katz, Wagner, and Sorensen); University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine Medical School (Dr Cabán-Martinez), Florida; HealthPartners, Inc. (Dr Pronk), Minneapolis, Minnesota; Brigham and Women's Hospital (Dr Katz); National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Dr Wagner), Washington, DC; University of Kansas Medical Center (Dr Williams), Kansas City, Kansas; Veterans Health Administration (Dr Schult), Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Massachusetts Department of Public Health (Dr Nelson), Boston.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To conduct validation and dimensionality analyses for an existing measure of the integration of worksite health protection and health promotion approaches.

METHODS:

A survey of small to medium size employers located in the United States was conducted between October 2013 and March 2014 (N = 115). A survey of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administrative parents was also conducted from June to July 2014 (N = 140). Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was used to determine the dimensionality of the Integration Score in each sample.

RESULTS:

Using EFA, both samples indicated the presence of one unified factor. The VA survey indicated that customization improves the relevance of the Integration Score for different types of organizations.

CONCLUSIONS:

The Integration Score is a valid index for assessing the integration of worksite health protection and health promotion approaches and is customizable based on industry.

CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE:

The Integration Score may be used as a single metric for assessing the integration of worksite health protection and health promotion approaches in differing work contexts.

PMID:
27158957
PMCID:
PMC4872632
DOI:
10.1097/JOM.0000000000000732
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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