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Table 2 Ripple Effects Mapping results from Recreovía study

From: Innovative participatory evaluation methodologies to assess and sustain multilevel impacts of two community-based physical activity programs for women in Colombia

Outcomes Subthemes Socio-ecological level
Ind. Soc. Com. N %
Expansion and strengthening of social bonds Practicing physical activity with family 2 6 0 45 24
Sharing new spaces with attendees   1 0
New social bonds 6 14 12
Possibility of doing physical activity with new people 1 3 0
Awareness and engagement in collective wellbeing Community appropriation and responsibility for the program 0 0 2 27 15
Emerging leaders in the community 4 1 7
Developing spaces of community affection 2 1 3
Desire of sharing wellness with others 1 5 1
Motivation for physical activity practice Motivated by benefits of PA 3 2 0 27 15
Motivated to have an active lifestyle 2 1 0
Motivated by enjoyment of PA 8 1 10
Experiencing challenges Discipline despite the circumstances 4 1 1 24 13
Limited work with children and young adults 0 0 4
Shared use of parks 0 1 1
Taking advantage of the session for personal gain 1 2 2
Time management 4 0 1
Availability of session schedules 0 0 2
Mental health Well-being 5 4 2 23 12
Quality of life 1 1 1
Stress management skills 3 0 0
Autonomy and self-care 6 0 0
Program developments and improvements Quality development of the Recreovía 0 1 2 16 9
Trained staff 3 1 1
Reduction of inequities to access the physical activity opportunities 0 0 3
Increased amount of sessions 0 0 1
Appreciation of public institutions 0 0 4
Physical health benefits As a tool to deal with diseases and their treatments 2 1 2 13 7
Positive effects on physical rehabilitation 6 1 0
Pain Management 1 0 0
New physical activity habits Expanding knowledge about healthy habits 2 0 0 10 5
Interest in new forms of physical activity 4 1 0
Motor skill improvement 3 0 0
Total 74 49 62 185 100
  1. Ind individual level, Soc social level, com community level; N: total number of outcomes per themes