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Table 3 Ripple Effects Mapping results from My Body 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 New ties with institutions 2 1 2 37 19
Enhancing family bonds 1 6 3
New social bonds 1 3 0
Reinforcing previous relationships 0 3 1
Sense of belonging among peers 2 5 0
Support network and peer-to-peer care 3 4 0
Deepened physical activity engagement Motivation for physical activity practice 1 1 0 26 14
Regular physical activity practice 3 0 0
Interest in new forms of physical activity 3 6 4
Understanding physical activity as a therapeutic practice 3 1 0
Motivation because of the teachers 2 0 2
Coping strategies for dealing with difficulties Self-confidence to handle problems, obstacles and fears. 7 0 2 25 13
Handling family setbacks 1 3 0
Shifts in family dynamics regarding caregiving duties 2 2 0
Changing risk perceptions 3 1 0
Changing self-efficacy perceptions 3 1 0
Civic empowerment and leadership Emerging leaders 2 3 4 25 13
Desire to share well-being with others 1 2 0
Consolidation of a physical activity promotion network 1 2 1
Civic empowerment 0 1 8
Experiences during the research Appreciation of intersectoral work 1 2 2 22 11
Gratefulness with the program facilitators 2 2 1
Consolidation of a friendly space 0 3 2
Impacts of research on the community 1 2 4
Self-esteem Sense of well-being 4 0 1 18 9
Self-care as a priority 4 0 0
Further developing of resilience 4 1 0
Self-image perception 3 1 0
Challenges for physical activity Prioritizing other activities before personal care 1 1 0 16 8
Accessing physical activity facilities 0 0 2
Risk perceptions and stigma 0 1 2
Socioeconomic barriers 2 0 0
Role as caregivers and the house chores 4 3 0
Mental health benefits Stress management skills 1 1 0 11 6
Sense of tranquility 3 2 0
Overcoming the isolation 1 0 0
Social skills 1 2 0
Physical health benefits Weight control 2 0 0 12 6
Pain reduction 2 0 0
Strengthening physical capacities 6 0 0
Sleep improvement 2 0 0
Total 85 66 41 192 100
  1. Ind individual level, Soc social level, com community level; N: total number of outcomes per themes