Evaluation of lifestyle intervention services


“Realistic and sustainable evaluations for commissioners and service providers”

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  • Objective and sustainable evaluation methods that minimise costs and resources

  • Formulating effective monitoring and evaluation processes for public health interventions

  • Integrating quantitative evaluation methodology with qualitative evaluation

  • Community-based settings using evaluation frameworks tailored to stakeholder needs, selection of validated instruments

  • Analysing service data objectively for reporting purposes

  • Communicating results to different stakeholder groups from local authorities to academic audiences

Demonstrating the effectiveness of an intervention from proven efficacy to the real world setting; from recruitment and referral processes to long-term sustainability.

CASE STUDY – evaluation of public health services delivered in local authorities

Working with commissioners and service provider to evaluate a weight management service. This included:

Development of evaluation process using National Obesity Observatory Standard Evaluation Frameworks

Review of available validated instruments and selection appropriate for intervention goals of programme and user groups

Development and adaptation of behaviour measurement instruments where no suitable validated instrument available

Face validity testing of instruments with users

Implementation and training of evaluation measures for staff

Development of a user satisfaction questionnaire from qualitative analyses of focus groups with participating families

Process evaluation of programme developed and implemented

Data analyses of all service data (e.g. diet, physical activity, self-efficacy, retention, and anthropometric measures of weight loss and user feedback)

Production of final reports for service provider, commissioner and preparation of conference abstracts and presentations.