Process evaluation in pathways, a multi-site primary prevention study

D. Helitzer-Alien, J. Gittelsohn, Scott B Going, D. Murray, A. Steckjcr

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In a multi-site study focusing on a complex intervention, impact and outcome data must be linked to program activities to explain any changes that occur in measurements during the program. Process evaluation systematically documents activities within both intervention and control environments. In Pathways, instruments were developed to document exposure to and implementation of the intervention components and the alternative intervention at control schools, as well as community-level conditions. A combination of quantitative and qualitative methods were used to collect data for the process evaluation. These methods include indepth (structured and open-ended) interviews, observations, structured check lists, and questionnaires. These instruments were pilot tested during the fall of 1995. The instruments provided rich data which, triangulated from qualitative and quantitative methods, were instructive and revealing as to the strengths and weaknesses of the implementation of each of the components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalFASEB Journal
Volume10
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Primary Prevention
qualitative analysis
quantitative analysis
interviews
questionnaires
Interviews
methodology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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Helitzer-Alien, D., Gittelsohn, J., Going, S. B., Murray, D., & Steckjcr, A. (1996). Process evaluation in pathways, a multi-site primary prevention study. FASEB Journal, 10(3).

Process evaluation in pathways, a multi-site primary prevention study. / Helitzer-Alien, D.; Gittelsohn, J.; Going, Scott B; Murray, D.; Steckjcr, A.

In: FASEB Journal, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1996.

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Helitzer-Alien, D, Gittelsohn, J, Going, SB, Murray, D & Steckjcr, A 1996, 'Process evaluation in pathways, a multi-site primary prevention study', FASEB Journal, vol. 10, no. 3.
Helitzer-Alien D, Gittelsohn J, Going SB, Murray D, Steckjcr A. Process evaluation in pathways, a multi-site primary prevention study. FASEB Journal. 1996;10(3).
Helitzer-Alien, D. ; Gittelsohn, J. ; Going, Scott B ; Murray, D. ; Steckjcr, A. / Process evaluation in pathways, a multi-site primary prevention study. In: FASEB Journal. 1996 ; Vol. 10, No. 3.
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