07 September 2012

Standard Evaluation Framework for physical activity interventions

Standard Evaluation Framework for physical activity interventions

The National Obesity Observatory (NOO) has published a new resource, The Standard Evaluation Framework for physical activity interventions, aimed at practitioners, commissioners and managers of physical activity interventions and projects.

The resource builds on the Standard Evaluation Framework (SEF) for weight management interventions, published by NOO in 2009. It takes the principles described in the original SEF and applies them to physical activity interventions.

The framework identifies and explains the information that should be collected in any evaluation of an intervention that aims to increase participation in physical activity. In particular it provides guidance on: 

  • How to identify appropriate physical activity outcomes for evaluating different types of intervention.
  • How to define suitable measures for different types of physical activity outcome.
  • How to approach the challenges of assessing and measuring physical activity and energy expenditure.

This framework will be helpful for those commissioning, running or evaluating weight management, diet or physical activity interventions.

Download: Standard Evaluation Framework for physical activity interventions

The National Obesity Observatory has also published a similar framework for dietary interventions. For further information visit www.noo.org.uk