Wellness School Assessment Tool (WellSAT)

Constructs Measured

Implementation Determinants Compliance/Fidelity
Implementation Determinants Readiness to Implement
Communication of Policy
Policy Actors
Visibility of Policy Role and Policy Actors

Policy Application

Setting Schools
Topic Infectious and Chronic Disease
Physical Activity

Basic Information

The WellSAT is a 67-item tool, which provides a subjective, online system for evaluating school wellness policies in six categories: Nutrition Education, Standards for USDA School Meals, Nutrition Standards, Physical Education and Physical Activity, Wellness Promotion and Marketing, and Evaluation.

Transferability of measure across settings: Setting-specific

Citing Literature

Empirical use: Francis E, Hivner E, Hoke A, Ricci T, Watach A, Kraschnewski J. Quality of local school wellness policies for physical activity and resultant implementation in Pennsylvania schools. Journal of Public Health. 2018;40(3):591-597. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdx130

Policy Application in Reviewed Studies

Setting: Schools

Topic: Nutrition; Physical activity

Country: United States

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Note: Blank pragmatic constructs indicate inadequate reporting to assign a non-zero score.

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

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