What is it about?

Face-to-face delivery can be expensive and difficult to do on a large scale, across multiple sites and large geographic regions. Using a website is a potentially scaleable solution to deliver support. Our process evaluation found that a website could, in-part, support the delivery of a physical activity program delivered to teachers.

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Why is it important?

Websites are cheaper and more scalable modes of delivery, but they don’t always receive high engagement and satisfaction. This process evaluation found that the Physical Activity 4 Everyone website could be used to support delivery of the program, complementing other delivery modes such as face to face training, site visits, phone calls and emails.

Perspectives

Decision-makers wishing to implement a wide-reaching secondary school physical activity program will need to think carefully about the balance of delivery modes. A website alone, without any face to face, emails or phone calls, may be insufficient to engage teachers. However a website could form a part of a broader support package.

Matthew Mclaughlin
University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Population Health

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This page is a summary of: Evaluating Digital Program Support for the Physical Activity 4 Everyone (PA4E1) School Program: Mixed Methods Study, JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, July 2021, JMIR Publications Inc., DOI: 10.2196/26690.
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