Process evaluation of a workplace health promotion intervention aimed at improving work engagement and energy balance

J Occup Environ Med. 2013 Jan;55(1):19-26. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e318269e5a6.


Objective: To evaluate the process of the implementation of an intervention aimed at improving work engagement and energy balance, and to explore associations between process measures and compliance.

Methods: Process measures were assessed using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods.

Results: The mindfulness training was attended at least once by 81.3% of subjects, and 54.5% were highly compliant. With regard to e-coaching and homework exercises, 6.3% and 8.0%, respectively, were highly compliant. The training was appreciated with a 7.5 score and e-coaching with a 6.8 score. Appreciation of training and e-coaching, satisfaction with trainer and coach, and practical facilitation were significantly associated with compliance.

Conclusion: The intervention was implemented well on the level of the mindfulness training, but poorly on the level of e-coaching and homework time investment. To increase compliance, attention should be paid to satisfaction and trainer-participant relationship.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Behavior Therapy / methods*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Employee Performance Appraisal / organization & administration*
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Female
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Netherlands
  • Occupational Health*
  • Physical Fitness / physiology*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Workflow*
  • Workplace
  • Young Adult