The results showed a 47% of the completers losing weight of an average of 1.25 kg.
5. The parameter used included the weight, the body mass index and also the lifestyle behaviours of the participants which were assessed through the health risk assessment at both baseline and a year follow-up. The health risk assessment data used in this study were collected using a validated HRA a tool of whose validity has been established previously. More so, it’s been used to associate between the assessed the relationship between health risks and the cardiac-associated mortality rates.
6. The programme was effective to those who managed to complete the programme. Subsequently, the physical activities of the participants completing the programme increased significantly. In addition to that, a 1.25 kg average weight loss recorded by completers went hand in hand with the research of the past decades.
7. The evaluators argue that since the results were self-reported, the participants might not have given a true value. Also, the non-completers who were successful in weight loss may have had other weight loss activities and the programme just served as a catalyst (Dons 1980).
3. The quality of the programme was evaluated through Cost Benefit Analysis. This was measured through the final intangible outcome of the comparison of the number of falls by the participants. It is carried out through the RE-AIM analysis whereby eligible elderly participants are subjected through a 12 week programme and their rate in number of falls analysed. The author reports that of the 135members who provided data, only 7 reported a falls from the beginning to the 6thweeks of the class, but no falls were further reported by anyone from 7th weekto the end of 12-week program thereby showing how effective the programme was.
4. The programme revolved around the single-arm Tai Chi intervention requiring a ...Show more