UcanACT Evaluation Methodology
To apply physical activity as a tool for cancer prevention, the project partners designed several key project deliverables, including the Citizens Engagement Strategy (CES), the Practical Intervention Methodology (PIM), the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and the UcanACT App. These tools are the pillars of the implementation phase of the project. They all aim to be evaluated using the project Evaluation Methodology, which will to validate the above-mentioned deliverables and measure the impact of the Pilot actions.
The project Evaluation Methodology has been developed with a twofold aim:
To obtain consistent and sustained knowledge of the impact of the Pilot cancer-preventive physical activity (CPPA) actions - understood as a combination of exercises of moderate intensity aimed at prevention of cancer diseases; and
To validate the key project deliverables, namely the Citizens Engagement Strategy (CES), the Practical Intervention Methodology (PIM), the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and the UcanACT App.
To carry out the evaluation process, both quantitative and qualitative assessment will be used. The tools that will be adopted for this process will be scientifically validated questionnaires, functional tests and open interview questions. Quantitative evaluation will assess participants’ participation within the project activities (i.e., adults and senior citizens and professionals involved in the Pilot actions) and the intervention – including the Practical Intervention Methodology, the UcanACT App, the UcanACT MOOC and Pilot actions. Pilot CPPA actions will be organised within two rounds in the three project pilot territories from 2024, and run for about twelve weeks.
Through the Evaluation Methodology, the UcanACT consortium intends to reveal and explain the intervention Pilot action’s logic, the factors that have intervened on it and how they have been related to each other. It will allow to analyse and learn from the results obtained during the Pilot actions.
The recommendations and findings from the Evaluation Methodology will also contribute to create insights for the wider European urban, health and physical activity sector, based on the actual data gathered via the evaluation of the Pilot actions. These could be further use by other municipalities and healthcare professionals interested in promotion of physical activity for cancer prevention.
To read the Evaluation Methodology and learn more about each part of the evaluation, how and when it should be implemented, we invite you to click here.
For additional information about the three other core project deliverables, please refer to the links below: