Worksite Health Promotion Capacity Instrument (WHPCI)

Author of Tool: 

Julia Jung, Holger Pfaff, Anika Nitzsche, Brigitte Stieler-Lorenz, Jürgen Wasem, Markus Wirtz

Key references: 

Jung, J., Nitzsche, A., Neumann, M., Wirtz, M., Kowalski, C., Wasem, J., Stieler-Lorenz, B., Pfaff, H.: The Worksite Health Promotion Capacity Instrument (WHPCI): Development, validation and approaches for determining companies' levels of health promotion capacity. BMC Public Health 2010; 10: 550.

Primary use / Purpose: 

The Worksite Health Promotion Capacity Instrument (WHPCI) was developed within the Prevention Competence Network (PraeKoNet) Project. The aim was to assess two key factors for effective worksite health promotion: collective willingness and the systematic implementation of health promotion activities in companies.


When seeking to assist those companies that have not yet established systematic worksite health promotion (WHP), the problem quickly encountered is that not all companies possess the same capacity for engaging in Worksite Health Promotion (WHP). Each company requires support tailored to their specific level of capacity. To determine each company’s particular situation in terms of their capacity to engage in WHP, the Worksite Health Promotion Capacity Instrument (WHPCI) was developed.


See Jung et al. (2010) for details.



Other Information: 

Please read the ‘User agreement’ file. Translation process referring to the guideline "TC Test Adaption Guidelines“ (version 2000) (Coyne I. ITC Test Adaption Guidelines. 2005; 05/2006)

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