Rationale, Design, and Methods for Process Evaluation in the Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Project

Presented by Debbe Thompson, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine

After this webinar, attendees will be able to:

1. Discuss the importance of process evaluation and its contribution to science.

2. Define key process evaluation terms (reach, dose delivered, fidelity).

3. Describe the cross-site process evaluation plan developed by the CORD evaluation center.

Debbe Thompson, PhD, RD, is a USDA/ARS Research Nutritionist with a faculty appointment as Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine. Her primary research interest is the prevention of obesity and related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, among children and adolescents. Her research, which promotes healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors, can be placed into three categories: theory and measurement, health message design, and intervention research focusing on the use of digital media to promote behavior change. Examples of her research include the evaluation of an online program promoting healthy nutrition and physical activity to African American girls; development and validation of a model of youth physical activity behavior; a study to assess the feasibility of self-representational avatars on physical activity; and a pilot study to assess the feasibility of using text messages to promote physical activity to teenagers.

Rationale, Design, and Methods for Process Evaluation in the Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration Project

http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(15)00573-4/abstract 

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