Data Collection Information regarding outcomes and participants is collected throughout the implementation of a health education program.

  1. Data Collection

    Information regarding outcomes and participants is collected throughout the implementation of a health education program. Collecting data before, during, and after a health education intervention allows for assessment of the effect of the program. Imagine that you are implementing a physical activity program for employees at a corporate worksite to improve health. You and your team have placed all of the participants on a walking program that will last 12 months. Each month a new encouragement method is used to promote adherence to the walking program. For example, during the first month, health volunteers walk with all the participants during break times and after work. Another month, pedometers are provided to all the participants so they can obtain immediate feedback on the daily number of steps.  Sometimes these methods of encouragement are even combined. The main goal of this program was to increase the amount of walking completed by the participants. Other objectives of the program were to enhance the employees’ quality of life, decrease the level of aches and pains associated with a sedentary lifestyle, and reduce weight.  Examine the following in relation to this program:

    • Describe the kind of data you would you collect?
    • Explain how would you collect it.
    • Identify when you would collect this information and explain why.
    •  Reference a minimum of three scholarly publications. Your sources must be cited according to APA style.

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