Determining organisation-specific factors for developing health interventions in companies by a Delphi procedure: Organisational Mapping

Arjella R. van Scheppingen*, Kristin C. J. M. Ten Have, Gerard J. I. M. Zwetsloot, Gerjo Kok, Willem van Mechelen

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Companies, seen as social communities, are major health promotion contexts. However, health promotion in the work setting is often less successful than intended. An optimal adjustment to the organisational context is required. Knowledge of which organisation-specific factors are relevant to health promotion is scarce. A Delphi procedure is used to identify these factors. The aim is to contribute to more effective workplace health promotion. The identified factors are described and embedded into a practical methodology (Intervention Mapping). A systematic use of these factors (called Organisational Mapping') is likely to contribute to more effective health promotion in the work setting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1509-1522
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015


  • community health promotion
  • health promotion
  • intervention
  • methodology
  • strategies

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