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

Jessica A.R. Williams, Candace C. Nelson, Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, Jeffrey N. Katz, Gregory R. Wagner, Nicolaas P. Pronk, Glorian Sorensen, Deborah L. McLellan

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1017-1021
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of occupational and environmental medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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