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Table 2 Operational objectives and evaluation components for the DP-TRANSFERS translational programme in Catalonia

From: Rationale and design of the DP-TRANSFERS project: diabetes prevention-transferring findings from European research to society in Catalonia

  Operational objective Process indicators Output indicators Outcome/impact indicators Timeframe Deliverables
1 To establish a PHC representative multidisciplinary SC to implement a single common translational protocol and a curriculum for the training of prevention managers Involving at least 2 professionals (nurse and GP) in each coordinating centre Involving endocrinologist, epidemiologist, dietician and experts in developing health interventions within a community setting How the SC is working on? Assessment of SC practice staff understanding and commitment with the programme Regularly scheduled SC meetings Focus group interview with SC members Face-to-face workshops for facilitators designed Administrative structures of each involved institution implemented Collaborative groupware implemented Ongoing 2015–2018 Annual scientific and financial report Minutes of the SC meetings Working guidelines issued
2 To identify needs, design and adapt the DE-PLAN-CAT intensive lifestyle intervention to the structural baseline conditions in primary care settings Prioritizing determinants of the real-life clinical practice interventions which are associated with and could predict a beneficial outcome (from DE-PLAN-CAT experience) Interviews and focus groups with practice facilitators staff developed Predictors of success identified Participants’ barriers to attendance at group sessions identified Number and type of PHC participating centres Facilitators’ workshops development in-depth analysis Perceived level of collaboration Ongoing 2015–2016 Intervention manual Minutes of the meetings and workshops
3 To develop a specific set of easily accessible didactic material for the lifestyle intervention (presentations, information sheets and feed-back exercises) Adapting from own files in conventional and digital format Personnel using didactic material Facilitator and participant opinion Pilot group intervention (testing materials in real practice). Required adjustments To what extent the material is used by facilitators and participants? Focus group with lifestyle officers Data set about the use of the material ready for analyses Feedback on teaching materials Maintenance in programme What features were considered useful/not useful by the users? Proportion of facilitators and participants who would recommend the didactic material Proportion of personnel who would continue to use the material Ongoing 2015–2016 3 months after group sessions were started Core intervention materials delivered Online set of didactic material available
4 To assess the sustainability and quality of translation process (representative sample) through the evaluation of the resources (balance and cost); the actions (intervention effect) and the opinion of the target population (facilitators and participants) Specific WEB and eCRF built Facilitators trained for programme Facilitators with opinion evaluated Participants evaluated for eligibility Participants starting the intervention Participants with complete follow-up Participants with opinion evaluated Statistical analyses-participants’ database Number of PHC teams involved Participants achieving lifestyle changes (at least 2 or more prefixed intervention goals) Background, psychosocial and clinic data collected QoL and opinion collected Inventory of resources used Changes in dietary patterns and physical activity from baseline Changes in clinical risk factors (body weight, PG, HbA1c, cholesterol) from baseline Economic analysis (based on direct cost of resources used) Satisfaction and QoL analysis 2016-2018 Towards the end of the programme (24-month follow up) Specific WEB and eCRF ready for continued use. Report on the intervention effect Geographic map of the translation Publishing results
  1. PHC primary health care, SC Steering Committee, GP general practitioner, DE-PLAN-CAT diabetes in Europe-prevention using lifestyle, physical activity and nutritional intervention-Catalonia, eCRF electronic case report form, QoL quality of life, PG plasma glucose, HbA1c haemoglobin A1c