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Strength Training Program @Caulfield Community Health ServiceEVALUATION APPROACHES

Kirstan Corben

Health Promotion Coordinator

30 May 2005


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Outline

  • CCHS Strength Training program

  • Current approaches to evaluation

  • Ideas about evaluation in the future


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Aim

Aim:

  • To increase the level of physical activity within the local community through participation in strength training

    Target Population:

  • Adults from the local community (no defined catchment area), particular focus on older adults aged 60+ years


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Objectives

  • To provide a safe and supportive environment for people to participate in physical activity

  • To offer information, advice and support to assist individuals to successfully undertake an individually tailored strength training program

  • To create opportunities for strengthening social connection among participants

  • To develop avenues for participants to become involved in the operation and development of the strength training program


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The Program Now…

  • 520 participants attending twice each week

  • Cost of $3 per session

  • Supervised by fitness instructors

  • Conducted at Recreation Hall at CGMC

  • Based on long term participation

  • Major developments over last 6 years

  • Seen as an opportunity to:

    • Strengthen health promotion

    • Promote participation in physical activity

    • Support older people to achieve health

    • Meet a strong community need


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Program Participants

  • Average age 68 years

  • 88% female

  • 32% live in Caulfield

  • Commonly self referred

  • Participants begin strength

    training to achieve health benefits

  • Participants continue predominantly because:

    • Enjoyment

    • Social connection

    • Feel comfortable in the environment


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Current Approaches to Evaluation

  • Indicators for process and impact

  • Agreed methods for evaluation

  • Developed tools

  • Made some progress

  • Keen to make further progress!


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Indicators

  • Number of registered participants

  • Attendance patterns (frequency, regularity of participation)

  • Participant satisfaction (environment, instructors, equipment, exercise programs)

  • Program progression (changes in weights, exercises)

  • Participant feedback (self reported changes in function, health and fitness, social benefits)

  • Physical outcomes for individual participants (reassessment measures)


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Methods and Tools

  • Focus group with instructors (quarterly)

  • Formal participant assessment and reassessment

    • Standardised

    • Validated measures

  • Participant feedback survey (annually)


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Results

  • Demographics of participant group

  • Ideas about program development

  • Feedback about previous changes

  • Likes, dislikes, preferences

  • Suggested improvements e.g. coffee mornings, strong news

  • Results inform future program operation and development

  • Long term = stronger program success


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Ideas for Future Evaluation

  • ISEPICH Strength Training Network

    • Standardise aspects of evaluation within all programs


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