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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810212/evaluation-of-bikers-against-child-abuse-baca-program-a-community-intervention-for-child-abuse-victims
#1
Dee C Ray, J P Lilly, Nancy Gallina, Paula MacIan, Brittany Wilson
Children who have experienced physical abuse benefit from a multitude of community interventions including support programs to address emotional and behavioral stability. This pilot study evaluated the services of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA), a community of bikers lending intervention to abused children, using a pre/post exploratory design. Participants (N=154) were children who had been referred by parents/guardians for current or past physical and/or sexual abuse. Parents/guardians of children were interviewed four times over a course of one year...
August 5, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810211/how-local-health-departments-work-towards-health-equity
#2
Rebeccah Sokol, Beth Moracco, Sharon Nelson, Jill Rushing, Tish Singletary, Karen Stanley, Anna Stein
BACKGROUND: Health inequities are exacerbated when health promotion programs and resources do not reach selected populations. Local health departments (LHDs)(1) have the potential to address health equity via engaging priority populations in their work. However, we do not have an understanding of what local agencies are doing on this front. METHODS: In the summer of 2016, we collaborated with informants from thirteen LHDs across North Carolina. Via semi-structured interviews, the research team asked informants about their LHD's understanding of health equity and engaging priority populations in program planning, implementation, and evaluation...
August 5, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763733/finding-the-sweet-spot-developing-implementing-and-evaluating-a-burn-out-and-compassion-fatigue-intervention-for-third-year-medical-trainees
#3
Tara Tucker, Maryse Bouvette, Shauna Daly, Pamela Grassau
Medical trainees are at high risk for developing burnout. Introducing trainees to the risks of burnout and supporting identification and proactive responses to their 'warning' signs of compassion fatigue (CF) is critical in building resiliency. The authors developed and evaluated a burnout and CF program for third year trainees at a Canadian Medical School. Of 165 medical trainees who participated in the burnout and CF program, 59 (36%) provided evaluation and feedback of the program and its impact throughout their year...
July 22, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783607/values-in-evaluation-the-use-of-rubrics
#4
Pauline Dickinson, Jeffery Adams
Rubrics are used by evaluators who seek to move evaluations from being mere descriptions of an evaluand (i.e., the programme, project or policy to be evaluated) to determining the quality and success of the evaluand. However, a problem for evaluators interested in using rubrics is the literature relating to rubric development is scattered and mostly located in the education field with a particular focus on teaching and learning. In this short article we review and synthesise key points from the literature about rubrics to identify best practice...
July 18, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750302/using-developmental-evaluation-as-a-system-of-organizational-learning-an-example-from-san-francisco
#5
Jennifer Shea, Tory Taylor
In the last 20 years, developmental evaluation has emerged as a promising approach to support organizational learning in emergent social programs. Through a continuous system of inquiry, reflection, and application of knowledge, developmental evaluation serves as a system of tools, methods, and guiding principles intended to support constructive organizational learning. However, missing from the developmental evaluation literature is a nuanced framework to guide evaluators in how to elevate the organizational practices and concepts most relevant for emergent programs...
July 8, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719810/social-impacts-evaluation-and-insider-outsider-paradigm-floodwater-spreading-project-on-the-gareh-bygone-plain-as-an-illustrative-case
#6
Mostafa Ahmadvand, Ezatollah Karami
Selection of the appropriate social impact evaluation approach has become an important issue in agricultural and rural development projects in developing countries. The aim of this research was to use the lens of insider-outsider or mutual social impact assessment approach to assess the social impacts of floodwater spreading project (FWSP) on the Gareh-Bygone plain, Iran. A survey methodology with systematic sampling techniques was used to select 138 households as insider group in four villages' of the Gareh-Bygone plain which is covered by FWSP...
July 8, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697374/counselor-competence-for-telephone-motivation-interviewing-addressing-lifestyle-change-among-dutch-older-adults
#7
Ilse Mesters, Hilde M van Keulen, Hein de Vries, Johannes Brug
Counselor competence in telephone Motivation Interviewing (MI) to change lifestyle behaviors in a primary care population was assessed using the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) rating system. Counselor behavior was evaluated by trained raters. Twenty minutes of a random sample of 336 MI sessions were coded representing 232 counselees. Ninety-four sessions (28%) were double coded to assess inter-rater agreement. The MI fidelity was examined by comparing the MI fidelity scores direction, empathy, spirit, % open questions, % complex reflections, reflections-to-questions ratio, % MI-adherent responses with the matching beginner proficiency MITI threshold...
July 6, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755571/participation-in-cross-national-learning-assessments-and-impact-on-capacity-development-programmes-practice-structures-and-teacher-competency-case-study-of-kenya-tanzania-and-south-africa
#8
Godfrey Mulongo, Zaytoon Amod
This research is one of the few attempts to employ the conceptual framework of "technology transfer" to analyze the extent that participation in cross-national learning assessments has had on capacity development, particularly in the development of official public structures, by equipping educationists and influencing teachers' competency in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. The researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with key informants drawn from the Ministries of Basic Education, national examinations councils, civil society organizations and curriculum development institutions in the three countries...
July 5, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719809/assessing-participants-perceptions-on-group-based-principles-for-action-in-community-based-health-enhancing-physical-activity-programmes-the-apef-tool
#9
Marion Herens, Annemarie Wagemakers
In community-based health enhancing physical activity (CBHEPA) programmes, group-based principles for action such as active participation, enjoyment, and fostering group processes are widely advocated. However, not much is known about participants' perceptions of these principles as there are no assessment tools available. Therefore, this article describes the development of the APEF (Active Participation, Enjoyment, and Fostering group processes) tool and reports on its implementation in a Dutch CBHEPA programme...
July 4, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734232/the-impact-of-a-faculty-training-program-on-inclusive-education-and-disability
#10
Anabel Moriña, Rafael Carballo
This paper describes the knowledge gained by 20 faculty members following their participation in a training program on inclusive education and disability. The study, which was conducted at an university in Spain, aimed to design, implement and evaluate a program for training faculty members to respond in an inclusive manner to the needs of students with disabilities. An initial, formative and summative qualitative evaluation was carried out and four instruments were used for collecting the data: group and individual interviews, written open-ended questionnaires and observations...
June 23, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689028/applying-re-aim-to-evaluate-two-community-based-programs-designed-to-improve-access-to-eye-care-for-those-at-high-risk-for-glaucoma
#11
Saloni Sapru, Jennifer Berktold, John E Crews, L Jay Katz, Lisa Hark, Christopher A Girkin, Cynthia Owsley, Brittney Francis, Jinan B Saaddine
INTRODUCTION: Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the U.S. Risk factors include African American race, older age, family history of glaucoma, and diabetes. This paper describes the evaluation of a mobile eye health and a telemedicine program designed to improve access to eye care among people at high-risk for glaucoma. METHODS: The RE-AIM (reach, efficacy, adoption, implementation, and maintenance) evaluation framework was used to harmonize indicators...
June 21, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689027/cross-sectoral-assessment-of-public-policies-in-health-and-the-environment-scenario-of-the-municipalities-in-the-state-of-sao-paulo
#12
Marina Kolland Dantas, Lilian Ribeiro de Oliveira, Luna Marquez Ferolla, Marco Antônio Catussi Paschoalotto, José Eduardo Ferreira Lopes, João Luiz Passador, Claudia Souza Passador
From the identification of the current and rising demand for integrated solutions by government players, especially at the stage of evaluation of public policies, this paper carried out an cross-sectoral outcome assessment of local government cost-effectiveness in the fields of health and environment. The analysis is based on the amount of resources allocated by each of the 645 municipalities in the state of São Paulo, to each field, involving consolidated evaluation indicators (IDSUS and IAA, respectively)...
June 15, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623804/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-a-programme-for-improving-the-participation-and-academic-success-of-an-underrepresented-minority-group-in-new-zealand
#13
Faafetai Sopoaga, Jesse Kokaua, Jacques van der Meer, Malia Lameta-Huro, Tony Zaharic, Rose Richards, Marie Inder
Pacific peoples are a minority under-represented ethnic group in higher education in New Zealand. This article explores the effectiveness of a specific programme, which sought to improve outcomes of Pacific students in the tertiary environment. The aim of the evaluation was to determine the effectiveness of an intervention programme (2013-2015) to increase the participation and academic success of Pacific students in the first year in Health Sciences. The study found the academic results of Pacific students who participated in the intervention programme were significantly better compared to those who did not...
June 6, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601738/evaluation-of-a-women-group-led-health-communication-program-in-haryana-india
#14
Manmeet Kaur, Nidhi Jaswal, Anil Kumar Saddi
BACKGROUND: Sakshar Mahila Smooh (SMS) program was launched in rural areas of Haryana in India during 2008. A total of 6788 SMSs, each having 5-10 literate women, were equipped to enhance health communication. We carried out process evaluation of this program as an external agency. METHODOLOGY: After a review of program documents, a random sample survey of Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs), SMS members, and village women was conducted. Out of four divisions of the state, one was randomly chosen, which had five districts...
June 4, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601737/contextual-influence-on-evaluation-capacity-building-in-a-rapidly-changing-environment-under-new-governmental-policies
#15
Karen Hui-Jung Chen
Evaluation capacity building (ECB) is a context-dependent process. Contextual factors affecting ECB implementation have been explored theoretically and practically, but their influence within a changing environment has seldom been discussed. This study examined essential context-sensitive parameters, particularly those involved in implementing new governmental policies regarding higher education. Taiwan was used as a case study for exploring the effect of contextual change on ECB attributes from the perspectives of training receivers and providers...
June 3, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578291/feasibility-of-bidirectional-text-messages-in-evaluating-a-text-based-nutrition-education-program-for-low-income-parents-results-from-the-text2bhealthy-program
#16
Stephanie K Grutzmacher, Ashley L Munger, Katherine E Speirs, Lindsey A Zemeir, Kate C Richard, Laryessa Worthington
Text messages are increasingly used in the delivery of health education programs. One appealing aspect of this approach is the possibility of remotely collecting participant data to use in program tailoring or evaluation. The purpose of the present study is to test the feasibility of using text messages to collect participant data. Using data from 33 texted evaluation questions sent through the Text2BHealthy nutrition education program for low-income parents (n=108-1521) response rates under different incentive and prompting strategies were examined...
October 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551274/delivering-an-empowerment-intervention-to-a-remote-indigenous-child-safety-workforce-its-economic-cost-from-an-agency-perspective
#17
Irina Kinchin, Christopher M Doran, Janya McCalman, Susan Jacups, Komla Tsey, Katrina Lines, Kieran Smith, Andrew Searles
BACKGROUND: The Family Wellbeing (FWB) program applies culturally appropriate community led empowerment training to enhance the personal development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in life skills. This study sought to estimate the economic cost required to deliver the FWB program to a child safety workforce in remote Australian communities. METHOD: This study was designed as a retrospective cost description taken from the perspective of a non-government child safety agency...
October 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551273/planning-a-mentorship-initiative-for-foster-parents-does-gender-matter
#18
J Jay Miller, Kalea Benner, Shawndaya Thrasher, Natalie Pope, Tamikia Dumas, Larry J Damron, Melissa Segress, Chunling Niu
Despite the use of mentoring programs in fields such as business, career training, and youth development, little is known about how mentoring can be used to train and support new foster parents. This paper describes how Concept Mapping was used with current foster parents to develop a conceptual framework suitable to plan a foster parent mentor program. A secondary aim of this study was to explore priority differences in the conceptualization by self-reported gender (foster mothers vs. foster fathers). Participant data was collected via three qualitative brainstorming sessions, and analyzed using non-metric multidimensional scaling and hierarchical cluster analysis...
October 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550744/evaluation-of-a-multi-site-program-designed-to-strengthen-relational-bonds-for-siblings-separated-by-foster-care
#19
Jeffrey Waid, Armeda Stevenson Wojciak
Sibling relationships in foster care settings have received increased attention in recent years. Despite growing evidence regarding the protective potential of sibling relationships for youth in care, some sibling groups continue to experience foster care related separation, and few programs exist to address the needs of these youth. This study describes and evaluates Camp To Belong, a multi-site program designed to provide short-term reunification to separated sibling groups through a week-long summer camp experience...
October 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535428/a-regional-market-oriented-governance-for-disaster-management-a-new-planning-approach
#20
Erwin A Blackstone, Simon Hakim, Brian Meehan
This paper proposes a regional competitive governance and management of response and recovery from disasters. It presents problems experienced in major disasters, analyzes the failures, and suggests how a competitive system that relies on private and volunteer regional leaders, personnel, and capital can improve preparation, response and recovery efforts over the existing government system. A Public Choice approach is adopted to explain why government often fails, and how regional governance may be socially more efficient than the existing federal- state-local funded and managed disaster system...
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