Getting North Kent moving: CHSS evaluation report
30 January 2017
A CHSS evaluation report of the effectiveness of 12-week physical activity intervention 'Let's Get Moving' (LGM) has been published. Developed by the NHS and the Department of Health, LGM uses motivational interviewing to promote positive changes in health behaviour.
Not-for-profit body ukactive, delivered LGM through two GP surgeries in north Kent, in partnership with Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley and Swale Clinical Commissioning Groups. CHSS conducted the evaluation on behalf of Kent County Council Public Health.
Dr Sarah Hotham led the evaluation which focuses on the programme's impact on participants – as well as reach and implementation – using participant questionnaires and interview data. Between August 2015 and February 2016, 242 participants joined LGM. Levels of physical activity were assessed at the start of the project and again at twelve weeks and six months.
Results suggested that participants were doing significantly more walking, moderate and vigorous activity at twelve weeks and six months when compared with their baseline scores. Nearly three quarters of participants returning at twelve weeks reported positive changes in their overall physical activity. This increased to more than 87% in participants returning at six months.
Read the full CHSS evaluation report here.