I think LaRue, Arinade,and, Susan all have good points. You must know how your client determines success. Therefore, a pre questionnaire that is made in simple words must be designed and, understood by the client and yourself. When I say simple words, I do not mean that it should not be accurate. I think it is good to remind client of their goal at times. Some clients can change their minds and never tell you. Again, a way should be calculated to determine a clients success( between client and you). Feed back is important. And, you may end up with several post questionnaire depending on client goals. As Susan stated. I find that most people are not aware how complicated the body is and, the training required to meet different goals
LaRue’s answer is thorough and excellent. The only thing I might add is to ask what are the parameters of the program you are offering? How you word your questionnaire, and how you organize and present the data you collect may be slightly different depending on the nature of the program and the expected endpoints.
I answered a pretty good questionnaire recently. A lot of them are not terribly nuanced, but seem to be copied from a textbook. This is the link to a piece about the group doing it. If you have time perhaps it might be helpful to look at what some others are doing
Hi Shannon. I’ve done my fair share of corporate wellness, and also served as Director of Wellness and Fitness at a local College. To my mind the basis of the questions on your questionnaire should depend upon what it is that your corporate client will be relying upon to determine the success of the wellness program. For example, in your conversations with the corporate client, what is it that they feel is important to the company (e.g. reduce on-the-job injuries; reduce sick leave; improve productivity by giving employees the opportunity to exercise during the work day…?). You would want your questionnaire to measure those things that will be important to your corporate client to show the ‘value-added’ that your program is bringing to them.
I hope that this helps.