▶ Aims. The SNAP projects goal is to promote a campaign to increase knowledge and awareness of the prevention of diseases associated with individual behaviours related to smoking, unhealthy nutrition, alcohol consumption, and lack of physical activity. More specifically, SNAP aims to improve knowledge, change opinions, and raise awareness in individual and group choices by collecting and analizing information with a critical approach in order to promote behaviours that are less conditioned by society and market. ▶ Methods. The project was carried out in a large company in the Brianza area. Three questionnaires and an information brochure were distributed and a public meeting open to 522 employees and their families was organised. ▶ Results. A total of 313 employees responded to the first questionnaire, representing 56% of male and 67% of female employees, 184 employees replied to the second questionnaire, and 90 to the third. The average age of respondents was 40 years. In summary, there was a trend towards increased knowledge and awareness for all areas considered in the questionnaires. ▶ Conclusion. This project has some limits, including a self-selected sample of employees and the consequent lack of generalizability of results, and the impossibility of conducting an adequate longitudinal analysis because of data privacy. However, the response pattern was encouraging because it confirmed the intelligibility of the messages transmitted during the project. The obtained results also have an important value within the community (taking family and friends into account) and are a significant incentive to continuing work in the information and awareness areas.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Ricerca e Pratica|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2011|
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