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Table 2 Potential progression criteria used to monitor interventions

From: Use of progression criteria to support monitoring and commissioning decision making of public health services: lessons from Better Start Bradford

Progression criteria Description Example targets
Recruitment Family/parent/child enrolment Number of women enrolled on to a programme per year
Reach Enrolment of population with intended characteristics Sample representative of population ethnicity (White British: 25%, Pakistani: 50%, Eastern European: 10%)
Implementation Activities designed to deliver the intervention Number of volunteers trained to deliver peer support
Satisfaction Family/parent/child satisfaction with intervention content and/or delivery Percentage of parents recommending a course in response to Friends and Family test
Completion Intervention completion / attendance rate Proportion of families attending at least 5/8 sessions
Fidelity Extent to which intervention is delivered as intended Percentage of women receiving continuity of care from a midwife
Data quality Quality of data routinely collected by intervention teams Proportion of missing/incomplete data from questionnaires