Use of an audit tool to assess obesogenicity: Lessons learnt from primary school environments in Brunei Darussalam

Ahmad, Siti Rohaiza, Schubert, Lisa and Bush, Robert (2016) Use of an audit tool to assess obesogenicity: Lessons learnt from primary school environments in Brunei Darussalam. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 22 2: 307-315.

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Author Ahmad, Siti Rohaiza
Schubert, Lisa
Bush, Robert
Title Use of an audit tool to assess obesogenicity: Lessons learnt from primary school environments in Brunei Darussalam
Journal name Malaysian Journal of Nutrition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1394-035X
Publication date 2016-05-31
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 22
Issue 2
Start page 307
End page 315
Total pages 9
Place of publication Serdang, Malaysia
Publisher Nutrition Society of Malaysia
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Introduction: Audit tools have evolved as a useful means of assessing the obesogenicity of an environment. Previously adapted audit tools have relied mainly on individual observations and recordings, and whether the findings are conveyed to the individuals involved in the audit has not been reported. We conducted an audit of the obesogenicity of five primary school environments in Brunei Darussalam, and explored the effect of using a direct-questioning approach combined with reporting the audit outcome back to the schools involved.

Methods: A multi-site case study research design was used, using qualitative methods. We used a modified version of the PSEA tool to conduct the audit. A single researcher completed the audit via observations and direct questioning of relevant school community stakeholders. The outcome of the audit was communicated back to the individuals at the schools in the form of a simple report using visual data and a short presentation.

Results: The use of direct questioning as part of the audit tool improved participation or discussion between the researcher and stakeholders. The feedback session proved useful, as new information emerged that enhanced data collection. Furthermore, during the feedback session, the school administration had the opportunity to moderate the information collected, and to provide any feedback they may have had.

Conclusions: The innovative components of the audit tool used in our study resulted in enhanced data trustworthiness and community engagement, which may be applicable to other communitybased research.
Keyword Audit tool
Nutrition
Obesogenic environment
Primary school
Childrens physical-activity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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