Examining reach, dose, and fidelity of the "Girls on the Move" after-school physical activity club: a process evaluation


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Robbins L. B. , Ling J., KILIÇARSLAN TÖRÜNER E., Bourne K. A. , Pfeiffer K. A.

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.16, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12889-016-3329-x
  • Journal Name: BMC PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Keywords: Randomized controlled trial, Intervention, Adolescents, Females, School, ADOLESCENT GIRLS, SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR, UNITED-STATES, SELF-EFFICACY, JUMP-IN, INTERVENTION, CHILDREN, TRIAL, IMPLEMENTATION, PROGRAM

Abstract

Background: After-school programs represent a promising opportunity to assist adolescent girls' in attaining adequate physical activity. Although evaluating the process of intervention implementation is important for determining if an intervention was delivered and received as intended, comprehensive information about process evaluation methods and results are rarely reported. The purpose of this article was to evaluate the reach, dose, and fidelity of a 90-minute after-school physical activity club offered 3 days a week. The club is 1 of 3 components included in a 17-week intervention designed for 5th-8th grade girls, the majority of whom were of minority and/or low socioeconomic status.