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Table 5 Key findings of the K-DPP implementation evaluation

From: A group-based lifestyle intervention for diabetes prevention in low- and middle-income country: implementation evaluation of the Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program

Key success factors Need to improve
• Home visits that guaranteed reasonably high reach, made by a trustworthy community-based organisation;
• Peer leader training program that was feasible to deliver, easy enough to receive and relatively short but managed to provide skills needed, as perceived by peer leaders and participants;
• Educational resource materials were perceived useful and actively used by peer leaders and participants;
• Support provided by family and friends;
• Involvement of experts to provide information that targeted knowledge gaps that peer leaders and participants also found salient;
• K-DPP intervention team’s ongoing support to peer leaders;
• Local resource person with a broad role to support peer leaders in practical arrangements as well as link with community; and
• Engagement of community organisations and members to practical activities.
• Timing and venue for peer leaders training to increase accessibility;
• Timing and location for group sessions, possibility to replace/complement face-to-face meeting with other delivery modes;
• Inclusion of additional group activities such as arranging regular physical activity classes for group participants; and
• Inclusion of additional sessions from diabetes experts.