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Measures of exposure to the Well London Phase-1 intervention and their association with health well-being and social outcomes

03 Jun 2014


Measuring variation in implementation of public health interventions and levels of population exposure is an important part of evaluation.1–4 In the context of effectiveness trials, exposure data can be used to interpret the impact of the intervention on the study outcomes.4 In interventions where participation is voluntary or self-selected, measures of exposure can highlight inequity of access to the intervention among population subgroups of interest in public health.5

A substantial body of work exists on measuring exposure to media and other blanket health promotion campaigns.4 Less attention has been paid to measuring ‘exposure to’, or perhaps more appropriately ‘participation in’, complex public health interventions delivered through community engagement approaches. During the 1980s and 1990s, a handful of large-scale, multicomponent, community-delivered public health interventions were conducted in the USA, and evaluations of these programmes...

3 June 2014

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