Evaluation Of A Program Evaluation

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Consider how you would evaluate your Program relative to each of the components Linnan and Steckler (2002) describe the following key process evaluation components: Context-aspects of the larger social environment that may affect implementation; Reach-the proportion of the intended audience to whom the program is actually delivered; Dose-delivered-The amount of intended units of each program component that is delivered; Dose-received-the extent to which participants engage with the program; Fidelity-the extent to which the intervention was delivered as intended ( Bartholomew et al., 2011. p.525). Program evaluation is an important tool to show that the health interventions have been effective and they also intend to improve the health…show more content…
As such, it’s important that the evaluation approach be useful, feasible, ethical, and accurate” (CDC, 2013). All the above components of the framework should be applied to the adolescent tobacco program evaluation. What are your indicators for each component? The proportion of the intended target audience (adolescents) that participates in an intervention (tobacco cessation) is often measured by attendance. Reach is a feature of the target audience. Dose delivered is a function of efforts of the intervention providers. The extent to which participants actively engage with, interact with, are receptive to, and/or use materials or recommended resources (e.g., Web sites, videos, brochures, newspaper advertisements, posters, telephone quit line, behavioral therapy etc.) (Linnan & Steckler, 2002). Dose received is an attribute of the target audience and it measures the extent of commitment of participants with the intervention (Linnan & Steckler, 2002). “Fidelity is a function of the intervention providers. A composite score that indicates the extent to which the intervention has been implemented and received by the intended audience” (Linnan & Steckler, 2002). According to an article by Wierenga et al. (2013), “Of these eight components, six components focus on implementation (reach, recruitment,
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