Journal article

Micro-costing and a cost-consequence analysis of the 'Girls Active' programme: A cluster randomised controlled trial.

Joanna M Charles, Deirdre M Harrington, Melanie J Davies, Charlotte L Edwardson, Trish Gorely, Danielle H Bodicoat, Kamlesh Khunti, Lauren B Sherar, Thomas Yates, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards

PLoS One | Published : 2019

Abstract

Physical inactivity has been identified as a leading risk factor for premature mortality globally, and adolescents, in particular, have low physical activity levels. Schools have been identified as a setting to tackle physical inactivity. Economic evidence of school-based physical activity programmes is limited, and the costs of these programmes are not always collected in full. This paper describes a micro-costing and cost-consequence analysis of the 'Girls Active' secondary school-based programme as part of a cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT). Micro-costing and cost-consequence analyses were conducted using bespoke cost diaries and questionnaires to collect programme delivery infor..

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