Uptake of evidence-based physical activity programs: comparing perceptions of adopters and nonadopters

Sallie Beth Johnson, Samantha M. Harden, Paul A. Estabrooks

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Abstract

Translating evidence-based physical activity interventions into practice have been problematic. Limited research exists on the adoption decision-making process. This study explored health educator perceptions of two evidence-based, physical activity programs—one was developed through an integrated research-practice partnership approach (FitEx) and the other was research-developed, Active Living Every Day (ALED). Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 health educators who were trained on either ALED (n = 6) or FitEx (n = 6) and had either delivered (n = 6) or did not deliver (n = 6) the intervention. Program adopters identified with program characteristics, materials, processes, implementation, fit within system, and collaborations as more positive factors in decision-making when compared to those that did not deliver. FitEx health educators were more likely to deliver the program and found it to be a better fit and easier to use. An integrated research-practice partnership may improve adoption of physical activity programs in typical practice settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-637
Number of pages9
JournalTranslational behavioral medicine
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Adoption
  • Decision-making
  • Integrated research-practice partnerships
  • Physical activity promotion
  • Qualitative

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  • Applied Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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Uptake of evidence-based physical activity programs : comparing perceptions of adopters and nonadopters. / Johnson, Sallie Beth; Harden, Samantha M.; Estabrooks, Paul A.

In: Translational behavioral medicine, Vol. 6, No. 4, 01.12.2016, p. 629-637.

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