Observational School Environment Checklist (OSEC)

Constructs Measured

Implementation Outcomes N/A
Implementation Determinants Readiness to Implement
Readiness to Implement
Non-training Resources

Policy Application

Setting Schools
Topic Infectious and Chronic Disease
Physical Activity

Basic Information

The OSEC is a 44-item, comprehensive audit tool designed to assess the physical and structural environment of schools in four main locations (cafeteria, lobby/hallway, gym, outdoor areas).

Transferability of measure across settings: Setting-specific

Citing Literature

Development article: Jones NR, Jones A, van Sluijs EM, Panter J, Harrison F, Griffin SJ. School environments and physical activity: the development and testing of an audit tool. Health & Place. 2010;16(5):776-783. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.04.002

Empirical use: Lane HG, Deitch R, Wang Y, et al. “Wellness Champions for Change,” a multi-level intervention to improve school-level implementation of local wellness policies: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2018;75:29-39. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2018.10.008

Policy Application in Reviewed Studies

Setting: Schools

Topic: Physical activity

Country: United States

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Note: Blank psychometric constructs were not assessed in included studies.

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