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Intervention development for exercise promotion at active charity events in the UK

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posted on 31.01.2020, 09:27 by Bethany Alice Jones, Fehmidah MunirFehmidah Munir, Philine S Harris, Prachi Bhatnagar, Clare StevinsonClare Stevinson
Background: This study used the Intervention Mapping protocol to design an evidence-based intervention package for organisers of active charity events to support their participants in remaining or becoming regular exercisers.
Methods: A mixed-methods approach following the Intervention Mapping protocol was used to develop intervention components. A needs assessment was initially performed to identify the behavioural and environmental determinants of exercise for charity event participants (step 1). Next, the intended intervention outcomes, and performance and change objectives were specified (step 2). Theory-based change methods were selected and matched with practical strategies (step 3). This resulted in the design of the first iteration of the intervention which underwent pre-testing with former event participants and feasibility testing at an active charity event (step 4).
Results: The evidence-based interventions included components to implement at events (e.g., an activity and information zone, and exercise planner), along with elements pre- and postevent (e.g., social media). Pre-testing indicated high acceptability of the planned components, but feasibility testing suggested low engagement with the intervention.
Conclusion: Despite developing the intervention package through the systematic process of Intervention Mapping, preliminary data suggest that further development and testing is needed to refine the intervention before implementation.

Funding

Cancer Research UK Population Research Committee (grant number C7647/A25892)

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Health Promotion International

Volume

35

Issue

6

Pages

1341-1352

Publisher

Oxford University Press (OUP)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© The Authors

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This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Health Promotion International following peer review. The version of record Bethany Alice Jones, Fehmidah Munir, Philine S Harris, Prachi Bhatnagar, Clare Stevinson, Intervention development for exercise promotion at active charity events in the UK, Health Promotion International, 35(6), pp. 1341–1352 https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daaa012 is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/heapro/advance-article/doi/10.1093/heapro/daaa012/5740026 and https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daaa012.

Publication date

2020-02-18

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

0957-4824

eISSN

1460-2245

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Clare Stevinson. Deposit date: 29 January 2020

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