A six-step protocol to systematic process evaluation of multicomponent cluster-randomised health promoting interventions illustrated by the Boost study

Anne Kristine Aarestrup, Thea Suldrup Jørgensen, Pernille Due, Rikke Krølner

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    BACKGROUND: In multicomponent interventions it is important to examine the implementation of each component to enable valid assessments of the effectiveness of each component. Many studies do not systematically document, evaluate and report the level of implementation and there is a lack of systematic approaches to conduct process evaluation studies to guide researchers and evaluators. The aim of this study was to present a systematic approach to plan process evaluation of the implementation of randomised multicomponent interventions.

    METHODS: Building on existing process evaluation frameworks and concepts, we developed a six-step protocol: 1. Brainstorm of processes necessary for full implementation and potential barriers and facilitators to implementation; 2. Application of process evaluation concepts to ensure inclusion of important implementation processes; 3. Measurement of proximal outcomes; 4. Identification of relevant data sources; 5. Selection of methods and timing of data collection of process measures; 6. Development of instruments. The protocol was applied to the Boost study, a multicomponent school-based dietary intervention.

    RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The protocol was readily applicable for planning process evaluation of environmental and educational intervention components in a school setting. The protocol ensures systematic assessment of the implementation processes that are crucial for interpretation of intervention effects.

    TRIAL REGISTRATION: Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN11666034.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftEvaluation and Program Planning
    Vol/bind46
    Sider (fra-til)58-71
    ISSN0149-7189
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2014

    Fingeraftryk

    Health
    implementation process
    health
    evaluation
    Process Assessment (Health Care)
    Information Storage and Retrieval
    planning process
    Research Personnel
    protocol
    school
    inclusion
    interpretation
    lack
    Implementation process
    Study Guide
    plan
    effect
    method
    trial
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