Table 1

Process evaluation components in the Sydney Diabetes Prevention Program

Evaluation Component

Data source and format


Screening, participation and recruitment rates

Administrative documentation from Divisions of General Practice

Ongoing during recruitment

Program fidelity, program completion, intervention completed

Participants' database


Assessment of practice staff awareness and engagement with program

Telephone administered questionnaires to selected doctors and practice staff


Barriers to recruitment, and program delivery

In-depth-interviews and focus groups with practice staff


Challenges in program delivery and patient maintenance in program.

Focus group with lifestyle officers


Participants' barriers to attendance at group sessions

From participants via the Lifestyle Officers

Three months after group sessions completed

Number and type of organisations participating, perceived level of collaboration, barriers and success factors for community-based programs/services for physical activity and weight management

In-depth-interviews and focus groups with key stakeholders

Towards the end of the Program, when 12 month follow up data available

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