Standard Evaluation Framework for physical activity interventions

The SEF for physical activity interventions aims to describe and explain the information that should be collected in any evaluation of an intervention that aims to increase participation in physical activity. It is aimed at interventions that work at individual or group level, not at population level. It provides detailed, specific guidance on the following areas:

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

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Measurement of diet and physical activity behaviours presents considerable challenges to evaluators. NOO has produced guidance on measuring diet and physical activity.