Process evaluation design and tools used in a kindergarten-based, family-involved intervention to prevent obesity in early childhood. The ToyBox-study

Androutsos, O., Apostolidou, E., Iotova, V., Socha, P., Birnbaum, J., Moreno, L., De bourdeaudhuij, I., Koletzko, B., Manios, Y., Grammatikaki, E, Katsarou, C., Efstathopoulou, E., Duvinage, K., Ibrügger, S., Strauß, A., Herbert, B., Payr, A., Cardon, G., De Craemer, M., De Decker, E., Annemans, L., De Henauw, S., Maes, L., Vereecken, C., Van Assche, J., Pil, L., Paw, M. C. A., te Velde, S., Mouratidou, T., Fernandez, J., Mesana, M., De Miguel-Etayo, P., González-Gil, E. M., Gracia-Marco, L., Oves, B., Yngve, A., Kugelberg, S., Lynch, C., Mosdøl, A., Nilsen, B. B., Summerbell, C., Moore, H., Douthwaite, W., Nixon, C., Kreichauf, S, Wildgruber, A., Kulaga, Z., Zych, K., Gózdz, M., Gurzkowska, B., Szott, K., Lateva, M., Usheva, N., Galcheva, S., Marinova, V., Radkova, Z., Feschieva, N., Lobstein, T., Aikenhead, A., Buijs, G., Dorgelo, A., Nethe, A., Jansen, J., Gmeiner, O., Retterath, J., Wildeis, J., Günthersberger, A., Gibson, L., Voegele, C., Reilly, J., Swinburn, B. and Ward, D. 2014, Process evaluation design and tools used in a kindergarten-based, family-involved intervention to prevent obesity in early childhood. The ToyBox-study, Obesity reviews, vol. 15, no. Supplement 3, pp. 74-80, doi: 10.1111/obr.12185.

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Title Process evaluation design and tools used in a kindergarten-based, family-involved intervention to prevent obesity in early childhood. The ToyBox-study
Author(s) Androutsos, O.
Apostolidou, E.
Iotova, V.
Socha, P.
Birnbaum, J.
Moreno, L.
De bourdeaudhuij, I.
Koletzko, B.
Manios, Y.
Grammatikaki, E
Katsarou, C.
Efstathopoulou, E.
Duvinage, K.
Ibrügger, S.
Strauß, A.
Herbert, B.
Payr, A.
Cardon, G.
De Craemer, M.
De Decker, E.
Annemans, L.
De Henauw, S.
Maes, L.
Vereecken, C.
Van Assche, J.
Pil, L.
Paw, M. C. A.
te Velde, S.
Mouratidou, T.
Fernandez, J.
Mesana, M.
De Miguel-Etayo, P.
González-Gil, E. M.
Gracia-Marco, L.
Oves, B.
Yngve, A.
Kugelberg, S.
Lynch, C.
Mosdøl, A.
Nilsen, B. B.
Summerbell, C.
Moore, H.
Douthwaite, W.
Nixon, C.
Kreichauf, S
Wildgruber, A.
Kulaga, Z.
Zych, K.
Gózdz, M.
Gurzkowska, B.
Szott, K.
Lateva, M.
Usheva, N.
Galcheva, S.
Marinova, V.
Radkova, Z.
Feschieva, N.
Lobstein, T.
Aikenhead, A.
Buijs, G.
Dorgelo, A.
Nethe, A.
Jansen, J.
Gmeiner, O.
Retterath, J.
Wildeis, J.
Günthersberger, A.
Gibson, L.
Voegele, C.
Reilly, J.
Swinburn, B.
Ward, D.
Journal name Obesity reviews
Volume number 15
Issue number Supplement 3
Start page 74
End page 80
Total pages 7
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Place of publication Chichester, England
Publication date 2014-08
ISSN 1467-7881
Keyword(s) kindergarten
obesity prevention
preschool children
process evaluation
Summary Process evaluation (PE) is used for the in-depth evaluation of the implementation process of health promotion programmes. The aim of the current paper was to present the PE design and tools used in the ToyBox-intervention. The PE design was based on a three-step approach, including the identification of ToyBox-specific PE elements (step 1), the development of PE tools and harmonization of procedures (step 2), and the implementation of PE using standardized protocol and tools across the intervention countries (step 3). Specifically, to evaluate the implementation of the intervention, teachers' monthly logbooks were recorded (dose delivered, fidelity, dose received); post-intervention questionnaires were completed by parents/caregivers and teachers (dose received); participation and attrition rates were recorded (recruitment, reach); and audit questionnaires and retrospective information on weather conditions were collected (physical and social environment within which the intervention was implemented). Regarding the teachers' training sessions, the researchers who performed the trainings completed evaluation forms and documented teachers' attendance after each training (dose delivered, fidelity, dose received) and teachers completed evaluation forms after each training (dose received). The PE performed in the ToyBox-intervention may contribute in the evaluation of its effectiveness, guide the revision of the intervention material and provide insights for future health promotion programmes and public health policy.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/obr.12185
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Wiley-Blackwell
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