EuroFIT consortium has published a paper: The intervention process in the European Fans in Training (EuroFIT) trial: a mixed method protocol for evaluation by authors Van de Glind, I., Bunn, C. J., Gray, C. M., Hunt, K., Andersen, E., Jelsma, J., Morgan, H., Pereira, H., Roberts, G., Rooksby, J., Røynesdal, Ø., Silva, M. N., Sørensen, M., Treweek, S., Van Achterberg, T., Van der Ploeg, H., Van Nassau, F., Nijhuis-van der Sanden, R., Wyke, S. The paper provides an evaluation of the implementation of the program and appeared in Trials, a BioMed Central open access journal (18:356, 27 July 2017).
‘This paper describes the design of a mixed methods process evaluation embedded within a multicentre pragmatic trial, for which 1000 overweight men, aged 30–65 years, will be recruited in 15 top professional football clubs across the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and the UK. EuroFIT is an evidence-based and theory-based, gender-sensitised, health and lifestyle program that aims to attract men who wish to make changes to their physical activity, sedentary behaviour and diet, through an interest in football and their personal connections and loyalties to the football club they attend. The process evaluation is designed to investigate how the implementation is achieved in the various football clubs and countries and the processes through which the EuroFIT program affects outcomes. By publishing the protocol for this process evaluation, we make the methodological choices that we have made explicit.’
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