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Table 7 Process Evaluation Data Collection in Taking Action Together

From: Taking Action Together: A YMCA-based protocol to prevent Type-2 Diabetes in high-BMI inner-city African American children

Variables Methods and Frequency1
Adherence to schedule of lessons Observation - monthly for child component; twice per year for adult component
Log - recorded weekly; reviewed monthly
Fidelity of lesson delivery Observation - monthly for child component; twice yearly for adult component
Session evaluation forms - recorded weekly, reviewed monthly
Training, support and monitoring of staff Observation of attendance and engagement
Observation of lesson delivery - bimonthly (child component), twice per year (adult)
Response of participants to sessions Attendance log - by session; reviewed monthly
Session evaluation form - administered lesson-by-lesson (child component), twice per year (adult)
Response of staff and volunteers to sessions Session evaluation form - administered lesson-by-lesson for child sessions
Meeting of staff and volunteers - twice per year
Family response to mailings Telephone survey - contact intervention families once per year
Overall assessment of program Confidential telephone survey of intervention families - end of year