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Table 1 Definition of the formative evaluation components at three organizational levels, including methods for data collection

From: The design of a real-time formative evaluation of the implementation process of lifestyle interventions at two worksites using a 7-step strategy (BRAVO@Work)

4 Main aspects of the implementation process Evaluation component Definition of evaluation component at relevant organizational levels Data collection method
Adoption Recruitment Management level Monitoring
   Sources and procedures used to approach and attract worksites and management to become effective participants of the project  
   Project group level Monitoring, questionnaire, interviews
   Sources and procedures used to approach and attract PG and WG members to become effective program members  
   Employee level Monitoring, questionnaire, interviews
   Sources and procedures used to approach and attract employees for participation in BRAVO-interventions to become effective participants  
Implementation Reach Project group level Monitoring, interviews
   Proportion of employees who were approached as PG or WG member  
   Employee level Monitoring
   Proportion of employees who were approached for participation in BRAVO-interventions  
  Dose delivered Management level Monitoring
   Providing the 7-step strategy to worksites and PG and WG members  
   Project group level Monitoring, questionnaire, interviews
   Proportion of intended BRAVO-interventions delivered or provided to employees by PG and WG  
  Dose Received Project group level Monitoring
   Proportion of companies and PG and WG members who received the 7-step implementation strategy  
   Employee level Monitoring, questionnaire, interviews
   Proportion of employees who participated in each BRAVO-intervention  
  Fidelity Project group level Monitoring, questionnaire, interviews
   - Compliance to the 7 steps of the implementation strategy by Steering committee and PG -Compliance of PG to project implementation plan and quality of implementation of BRAVO-interventions  
  Satisfaction Management level Interviews
   Opinion/satisfaction about the project  
   Project group level Questionnaire, interviews
   Opinion/satisfaction about the 7-step strategy  
   Employee level Questionnaire, interviews
   Opinion/satisfaction about BRAVO-interventions  
Continuation Maintenance Management level Monitoring, questionnaire, interviews
   Extend to which the developed BRAVO-interventions and 7-step strategy become routine and part of everyday culture and norms of the organization including the degree to which BRAVO-interventions are continued.  
Implementation Context All levels Monitoring,
Determinants   Determinants of implementation which can either hinder or facilitate the implementation of the 7-step strategy and BRAVO-interventions. These determinants are subdivided within 4 main categories: questionnaire, interviews
   1. Characteristics of the socio-political context  
   2. Characteristics of the organization  
   3. Characteristics of the innovation  
   4. Characteristics of the adopting person/user  
  1. *PG = project group.
  2. *WG = working group.