Adaptation to proposed protocol among Getting People in Sync (GPS) Prediabetes Prevention Program Facilitators
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Problem: According to the American Diabetes Association every 17 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes. In 2014 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 29.1 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and an estimated 86 million have prediabetes. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) found a 7 percent weight loss reduced an individual’s risk of developing diabetes by 58 percent. Innovative approaches to disseminating the DPP include implementation at the YMCA and churches. There is an absence of research on fidelity of implementation, how closely implementation of a program follows the proposed protocol. In theory, program outcomes may not highlight the actual impact of the proposed protocol. Approach: The Getting People in Sync (GPS) Prediabetes Prevention Program, a faith placed program, utilized the 16-episode series Project NOT ME® to disseminate the DPP curriculum. Group facilitators recruited from the church health ministry served as lay health educators and their weekly sessions were recorded throughout the 16 week intervention. This qualitative study will consist of an analysis of each of the 7 facilitators at weeks 2, 8, 15, and 16. Anticipated Results: The results from this qualitative analysis will inform on the behaviors of lay health facilitators implementing a faith placed prediabetes prevention program. Conclusion: Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based programs within diverse communities could benefit from an assessment of adaptations to program protocol. Understanding the factors influencing deviations from the program protocol can provide a stronger understanding of how program outcomes are achieved.
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Discuss the importance of adaptations made during implementation of a faith placed prediabetes prevention program.
Keyword(s): Evaluation, Community-Based Research (CBPR)
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a doctoral candidate with a topic focused on the impact of facilitator behaviors as it relates to fidelity of implementation. My research focuses on a faith placed prediabetes prevention program.
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