Formative Research to Develop a Workplace Physical Activity Program in Vietnam: Protocol for a Mixed Method Study
Van Dinh Tran, Nguyen Tu Quyet, Hoang Hai, Phan Dang Than, L& 432;u Phuong Dung, Tran Ngoc Phuong Mai, Le Thi Phuong Mai, Xuong Tuyet Nguyen.
The importance of physical activity in the workplace has been raised by the World Health Organization. The aim of this formative evaluation is to develop a workplace-based physical activity program in Vietnam. A mixed method of quantitative and qualitative approaches will be applied in this study. Data will be obtained by face to face interviewing using a structured questionnaire with the current staff of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam. In addition, nine interviewees will be conducted with selected participants. This is the first study on physical activity in workplace in Vietnam. The study’s results will elucidate the current understanding of the barriers, facilitators, and related factors to effective intervention strategies for promoting physical activity in workplace setting. The research protocol was approved by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology Human Research Scientific Committee (Approval Number of 1678/QÄ�-VSDTTÆ¯).