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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(1), 134; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15010134

How Does Counselling in a Stationary Health Care Setting Affect the Attendance in a Standardised Sports Club Programme? Process Evaluation of a Quasi-Experimental Study

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Institute of Sport Science, University of Graz, Mozartgasse 14, 8010 Graz, Austria
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Department of Health Promotion and Prevention, SPORTUNION Österreich, Falkestrasse 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria
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Social Insurance Authority for Business, Regional Office Styria, Körblergasse 115, 8010 Graz, Austria
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Competence Center Health Promotion, Social Insurance Authority for Business, Osterwiese 2, 7000 Eisenstadt, Austria
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Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Centre for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15/1, 1090 Vienna, Austria
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Institute of Sports Medicine, Prevention and Rehabilitation and Research Institute of Molecular Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Lindhofstrasse 20, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
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Received: 28 November 2017 / Revised: 22 December 2017 / Accepted: 11 January 2018 / Published: 14 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion)
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Abstract

Actions in partnership across sectors is one principle for the promotion of health behaviours. The objective of this study was to describe the participation in a sports club-based exercise programme—named JACKPOT—following an intervention in a health care setting. Focus was given to the recruitment into JACKPOT, the attendance level, and whether the different programme elements were implemented as intented. The practicability of the project was also retrospectively rated. Participants were 238 inactive people (50% women) between 30 and 65 years of age who attended a health resort. Of these, 77% were assigned to the intervention group (IG). The recruitment into the 12 JACKPOT sessions and the attendance levels were recorded via attendance lists. The implementation of the intervention standards was assessed with structured interviews and participatory observation. The Pragmatic Explanatory Continuum Indicator Summary (PRECIS)-2 tool served to rate the practicability of the project. Almost 50% of the IG subjects attended JACKPOT sessions at least once and 54% of the attenders visited ≥75% of the 12 sessions. Some of the programme elements were not delivered fully. The process evaluation results showed that the project worked in a real-world setting, and also uncovered potential reasons such as incomplete information delivery for the moderate recruitment and attendance level. View Full-Text
Keywords: adults; attendance; health care setting; sports club; PRECIS-2 adults; attendance; health care setting; sports club; PRECIS-2
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Titze, S.; Lackinger, C.; Grossschaedl, L.; Strehn, A.; Dorner, T.E.; Niebauer, J.; Schebesch-Ruf, W. How Does Counselling in a Stationary Health Care Setting Affect the Attendance in a Standardised Sports Club Programme? Process Evaluation of a Quasi-Experimental Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 134.

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