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Table 2 Assessment of RE-AIM indicators

From: Evaluation of the implementation of a whole-workplace walking programme using the RE-AIM framework

Indicator Data source
Reach
 An individual measure of participation and participant characteristics along with an assessment of representativeness of participants compared to non-participants.
 • Awareness and participation in walking activities Follow-up survey
 • Differences between respondents based on awareness and participation in intervention activities for: Follow-up survey
  - individual characteristics (e.g. gender, age, ethnic group)  
  - work-related characteristics (e.g. distance lived from work, occupation, physical activity at work)  
  - meeting physical activity recommendations  
  - usual mode of travel to work  
  - time spent walking on the journey to/from work  
  - time spent walking during the working day  
Effectiveness
 Individual measures of the positive and negative consequences of the programme including behavioural, quality of life and participant satisfaction outcomes.
 • Usual mode of travel to work Baseline and follow-up survey
 • Time spent walking for some or all of the journey to/from work Baseline and follow-up survey
 • Time spent walking during the working day Baseline and follow-up survey
 • Perceived change in frequency of walking to and from work in the last 18 months Follow-up survey
 • Perceived change in frequency of walking during the lunch break in the last 18 months Follow-up survey
 • Perceived change in frequency of walking at work in the last 18 months Follow-up survey
 • Perceived benefits to physical activity levels and health Follow-up survey
Adoption
 Organisational measures of the proportion and representativeness of settings that adopt the programme and barriers to adoption.
 • Number of workplaces recruited Lead organisation co-ordinator interview
 • Characteristics of workplaces recruited Walking champion interviews
Implementation
 Organisational measures of the extent to which the programme is delivered as intended; individual measures of participant adherence.
 • Organisational and senior management support Walking champion interviews Business representative interviews
 • Delivery of the intervention as intended including use of walking champions and planning and delivery of walking activities. Lead organisation co-ordinator interview Walking champion interviews Business representative interviews
 • Participant adherence (number of activities participants took part in) Follow-up survey
 • Perceptions of intervention activities Follow-up survey
 • Perceived encouragement for walking on the journey to and from work Follow-up survey
 • Perceived encouragement for walking during the working day Follow-up survey
 • Likes and dislikes of intervention activities and suggestions for improvement Follow-up survey
Maintenance
 Assessment of long term maintenance of change at the individual level (sustained change in behaviour) and at the organisational level (the extent to which the programme becomes routine/embedded in the everyday culture and norms of an organisation).
 • Plans for the sustainability of the intervention activities Walking champion interviews Business representative interviews
 • Confidence to include some walking as part of the journey to or from work on most days Follow-up survey
 • Intention to walk to work on a regular basis in the next few months Follow-up survey
 • Encouragement needed to walk all or some of the journey to and from work Follow-up survey
 • Encouragement needed to walk during the working day Follow-up survey