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Table 1 Process outcomes of the evaluation of the implementation process of the RSE programme

From: Design of a process evaluation of the implementation of a physical activity and sports stimulation programme in Dutch rehabilitation setting: ReSpAct

Process outcomes Definitions of process outcomes* Description Data collection
1) Adoption    
Recruitment: `Procedures used to approach centres and hospitals to participate in the RSE programme’. Organization level: I
- Strategy of inviting organizations to participate in the RSE programme
- Reasons of organizations for (not) participating in the programme
2) Implementation    
Fidelity: ` The extent to which the RSE programme has been implemented as planned (the quality of the implementation)’. Organization level: Q, RS, I, FG
- Conformity to the implementation strategy (main components)
- Conformity to the RSE programme (main components)
Dose delivered `The amount of the RSE programme that is delivered or performed by the professionals’. Organization level: Q, RS
- Amount of activities performed as part of the implementation strategy
- Amount of introductory sessions delivered
- Amount of sport and exercise activities as standard components of the rehabilitation treatment
- Amount of face-to-face sessions delivered by the counsellor
- Amount of counselling sessions delivered by the counsellor
- Amount of collaborations with exercise and sport facilitators (network)
Dose received `The amount of the RSE programme that is received by the patients’. Patient level: Q, RS
- Number/percentage of patients who get acquainted with sport and exercise activities during rehabilitation treatment
- Number/percentage of patients who are referred to the SCC
- Number/percentage of patients who received a face-to-face consultation
- Number/percentage of patients who received counselling
- Number/percentage of patients who are referred to a sport and exercise activity in the region
Reach `The extent to which professionals and persons with a physical disability and/or chronic disease are reached by the implementation of the RSE programme’. Organization level: Q, RS, FG
- Number of exercise and sport facilities that collaborate with participating organizations (network)
- Number/percentage of professionals participating in activities that are part of the implementation strategy
- Number/percentage of professionals participating in the RSE programme
Patient level:
- Number/percentage of patients participating in the RSE programme
Satisfaction `Opinion about the RSE programme and the implementation strategy’. Organization level: Q, RS, FG
- Opinion about the implementation strategy by professionals
- Opinion about the content of the RSE programme by professionals
- Satisfaction about the implementation RSE programme within the organization
Patient level:
- Satisfaction/opinion about the RSE programme by patients
- Satisfaction about the sport and exercise facilities in the region by patients
3) Continuation    
Maintenance `The extent to which the RSE programme is integrated into the routines and into the organization’. Organization level: Q, I, FG
- The integration of the RSE programme into the standard rehabilitation treatment
- The integration of the RSE programme into the policy of the organization
4) Implementation determinants    
Context `Aspects of the environment that influence the implementation of the RSE programme or the RSE programme outcomes’. Organization and patient level: Q, RS, I, FG
- Characteristics of the social-political context
- Characteristics of the rehabilitation centre/hospital
- Characteristics of the professionals of the centre/hospitals
- Characteristics of the RSE programme
- Characteristics of the patients
  1. *Definitions are based on the literature of Steckler and Linnan [13] and Saunders et al.[33]; Q = questionnaires, RS = registration system, I = interviews, FG = focus groups.