Journal article

A physical activity, nutrition and oral health intervention in nursery settings: process evaluation of the NAP SACC UK feasibility cluster RCT

Rebecca Langford, Russell Jago, James White, Laurence Moore, Angeliki Papadaki, William Hollingworth, Chris Metcalfe, Dianne Ward, Rona Campbell, Sian Wells, Ruth Kipping

BMC Public Health | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The nutrition and physical activity self-assessment for childcare (NAP SACC) intervention has demonstrated effectiveness in the USA. A feasibility randomised controlled trial was conducted in England to adapt the intervention to the UK context. An embedded process evaluation focused on three key questions. 1. Was it feasible and acceptable to implement the intervention as planned? 2. How did the intervention affect staff and parent mediators? 3. Were the trial design and methods acceptable? METHODS: Twelve nurseries in south-west England were recruited and randomised to intervention or control. The intervention comprised: NAP SACC UK Partner (Health Visitor) support to nurseries ..

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Awarded by Public Health Research (PHR) programme (PHR project) at the National Institute for Health Research


Awarded by British Heart Foundation


Awarded by Cancer Research UK


Awarded by Economic and Social Research Council


Awarded by Medical Research Council


Awarded by Welsh Government


Awarded by Wellcome Trust under the UK Clinical Research Collaboration


Funding Acknowledgements

The study was funded by the Public Health Research (PHR) programme (PHR project: 12/153/39) at the National Institute for Health Research. The work was undertaken with the support of The Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer), a UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence. Joint funding (MR/KO232331/1) from the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council, the Welsh Government and the Wellcome Trust, under the auspices of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, is gratefully acknowledged. RJ is partly funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (CLAHRC West) at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or manuscript preparation.