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dc.contributor.authorCarr, Shelby
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Amanda
dc.contributor.authorChater, Angel
dc.contributor.authorHowlett, Neil
dc.contributor.authorJones, Andy
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-07T09:00:02Z
dc.date.available2021-10-07T09:00:02Z
dc.date.issued2021-10-06
dc.identifier.citationCarr , S , Burke , A , Chater , A , Howlett , N & Jones , A 2021 , ' An evolving model of best practice in a community physical activity programme: A case study of ‘Active Herts ' , Journal of Physical Activity and Health (JPAH) , pp. 1-8 . https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2021-0078
dc.identifier.issn1543-3080
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-6502-9969/work/101179219
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/25107
dc.description© 2021 Human Kinetics. This is the accepted manuscript version of an article which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2021-0078
dc.description.abstractBackground: Community-based physical activity programs typically evolve to respond to local conditions and feedback from stakeholders. Process evaluations are essential for capturing how programs are implemented, yet often fail to capture delivery evolution over time, meaning missed opportunities for capturing lessons learned. Methods: This research paper reports on a staged approach to a process evaluation undertaken within a community-based UK 12-month physical activity program that aimed to capture change and adaptation to program implementation. Twenty-five one-to-one interviews and 12 focus groups took place over the 3 years of program delivery. Participants included program participants, management, and service deliverers. Results: Program adaptations that were captured through the ongoing process evaluation included changes to the design of promotional material, program delivery content, ongoing training in behavior change, and the addition of regular participant community events. The authors address how these strands evolved over program delivery, and how the process evaluation was able to capture them. Conclusion: The pragmatic evaluation approach enabled changes in response to the local context, as well as improvements in the program to be captured in a timely manner, allowing the delivery to be responsive and the evaluation flexible.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Physical Activity and Health (JPAH)
dc.titleAn evolving model of best practice in a community physical activity programme: A case study of ‘Active Hertsen
dc.contributor.institutionPsychology
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Psychology and Sport Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology, Sport and Geography
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionPublic Health and Applied Behaviour Change Laboratory
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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