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Design of CIAO, a research program to support the development of an integrated approach to prevent overweight and obesity in the Netherlands.

van Koperen MT, van der Kleij RM, Renders CC, Crone MM, Hendriks AM, Jansen MM, van de Gaar VV, Raat HJ, Ruiter EE, Molleman GG, Schuit JA, Seidell JJ - BMC Obes (2014)

Bottom Line: Knowledge obtained from these studies and insights from experts and stakeholders will be combined to create an evaluation framework to evaluate the integrated approach at central, local and individual levels that will be applicable to daily practice.This innovative research program stimulates sub-studies to collaborate with local stakeholders and to share and integrate their knowledge, methodology and results.The output will then support various communities to further optimize the implementation and subsequently the effects of this approach.

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Affiliation: Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Institute of Health Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

ABSTRACT

Background: The aim of this paper is to describe the research aims, concepts and methods of the research Consortium Integrated Approach of Overweight (CIAO). CIAO is a concerted action of five Academic Collaborative Centres, local collaborations between academic institutions, regional public health services, local authorities and other relevant sectors in the Netherlands. Prior research revealed lacunas in knowledge of and skills related to five elements of the integrated approach of overweight prevention in children (based upon the French EPODE approach), namely political support, parental education, implementation, social marketing and evaluation. CIAO aims to gain theoretical and practical insight of these elements through five sub-studies and to develop, based on these data, a framework for monitoring and evaluation.

Methods/design: For this research program, mixed methods are used in all the five sub-studies. First, problem specification through literature research and consultation of stakeholders, experts, health promotion specialists, parents and policy makers will be carried out. Based on this information, models, theoretical frameworks and practical instruments will be developed, tested and evaluated in the communities that implement the integrated approach to prevent overweight in children. Knowledge obtained from these studies and insights from experts and stakeholders will be combined to create an evaluation framework to evaluate the integrated approach at central, local and individual levels that will be applicable to daily practice.

Discussion: This innovative research program stimulates sub-studies to collaborate with local stakeholders and to share and integrate their knowledge, methodology and results. Therefore, the output of this program (both knowledge and practical tools) will be matched and form building blocks of a blueprint for a local evidence- and practice-based integrated approach towards prevention of overweight in children. The output will then support various communities to further optimize the implementation and subsequently the effects of this approach.

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JOGG model. This logic model has been based upon the EPODE logic model [15]. It has been developed in the beginning of sub-study 5 by MvK, the JOGG Central Coordination Office and the first six JOGG communities. A clear difference between the two models is the starting point of the four critical components. For the Dutch situation, the developers agreed to move the critical components more to the right of the model, to the local organisation, since development and implementation of these components is mainly at local level. Also a fifth pillar was added to the JOGG model: integrated pathways prevention and care. The JOGG model is being used as a model of reference for implementation and evaluation of the local JOGG approach by JOGG Central Coordination Office and the JOGG communities. Moreover, CIAO uses this model to design and frame its research. The JOGG model has not been published previously.
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Fig1: JOGG model. This logic model has been based upon the EPODE logic model [15]. It has been developed in the beginning of sub-study 5 by MvK, the JOGG Central Coordination Office and the first six JOGG communities. A clear difference between the two models is the starting point of the four critical components. For the Dutch situation, the developers agreed to move the critical components more to the right of the model, to the local organisation, since development and implementation of these components is mainly at local level. Also a fifth pillar was added to the JOGG model: integrated pathways prevention and care. The JOGG model is being used as a model of reference for implementation and evaluation of the local JOGG approach by JOGG Central Coordination Office and the JOGG communities. Moreover, CIAO uses this model to design and frame its research. The JOGG model has not been published previously.

Mentions: It is expected that the number of municipalities in the Netherlands that implement an integrated approach will further increase in the coming years since the Minister of Health actively supported the integrated approach by the establishment of the Dutch JOGG central coordination team in 2010. JOGG stands for Youth on Healthy Weight and is a centrally coordinated and locally implemented integrated approach based on the EPODE approach. In fact, the Dutch government has set the target of the number of cities joining the JOGG programs at 75. In addition to the four critical components of EPODE, JOGG formulated a fifth component: the integrated pathways between prevention and care. The five critical components of the JOGG program are part of a logic model which is shown in FigureĀ 1 (in grey).Figure 1


Design of CIAO, a research program to support the development of an integrated approach to prevent overweight and obesity in the Netherlands.

van Koperen MT, van der Kleij RM, Renders CC, Crone MM, Hendriks AM, Jansen MM, van de Gaar VV, Raat HJ, Ruiter EE, Molleman GG, Schuit JA, Seidell JJ - BMC Obes (2014)

JOGG model. This logic model has been based upon the EPODE logic model [15]. It has been developed in the beginning of sub-study 5 by MvK, the JOGG Central Coordination Office and the first six JOGG communities. A clear difference between the two models is the starting point of the four critical components. For the Dutch situation, the developers agreed to move the critical components more to the right of the model, to the local organisation, since development and implementation of these components is mainly at local level. Also a fifth pillar was added to the JOGG model: integrated pathways prevention and care. The JOGG model is being used as a model of reference for implementation and evaluation of the local JOGG approach by JOGG Central Coordination Office and the JOGG communities. Moreover, CIAO uses this model to design and frame its research. The JOGG model has not been published previously.
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Fig1: JOGG model. This logic model has been based upon the EPODE logic model [15]. It has been developed in the beginning of sub-study 5 by MvK, the JOGG Central Coordination Office and the first six JOGG communities. A clear difference between the two models is the starting point of the four critical components. For the Dutch situation, the developers agreed to move the critical components more to the right of the model, to the local organisation, since development and implementation of these components is mainly at local level. Also a fifth pillar was added to the JOGG model: integrated pathways prevention and care. The JOGG model is being used as a model of reference for implementation and evaluation of the local JOGG approach by JOGG Central Coordination Office and the JOGG communities. Moreover, CIAO uses this model to design and frame its research. The JOGG model has not been published previously.
Mentions: It is expected that the number of municipalities in the Netherlands that implement an integrated approach will further increase in the coming years since the Minister of Health actively supported the integrated approach by the establishment of the Dutch JOGG central coordination team in 2010. JOGG stands for Youth on Healthy Weight and is a centrally coordinated and locally implemented integrated approach based on the EPODE approach. In fact, the Dutch government has set the target of the number of cities joining the JOGG programs at 75. In addition to the four critical components of EPODE, JOGG formulated a fifth component: the integrated pathways between prevention and care. The five critical components of the JOGG program are part of a logic model which is shown in FigureĀ 1 (in grey).Figure 1

Bottom Line: Knowledge obtained from these studies and insights from experts and stakeholders will be combined to create an evaluation framework to evaluate the integrated approach at central, local and individual levels that will be applicable to daily practice.This innovative research program stimulates sub-studies to collaborate with local stakeholders and to share and integrate their knowledge, methodology and results.The output will then support various communities to further optimize the implementation and subsequently the effects of this approach.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Institute of Health Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

ABSTRACT

Background: The aim of this paper is to describe the research aims, concepts and methods of the research Consortium Integrated Approach of Overweight (CIAO). CIAO is a concerted action of five Academic Collaborative Centres, local collaborations between academic institutions, regional public health services, local authorities and other relevant sectors in the Netherlands. Prior research revealed lacunas in knowledge of and skills related to five elements of the integrated approach of overweight prevention in children (based upon the French EPODE approach), namely political support, parental education, implementation, social marketing and evaluation. CIAO aims to gain theoretical and practical insight of these elements through five sub-studies and to develop, based on these data, a framework for monitoring and evaluation.

Methods/design: For this research program, mixed methods are used in all the five sub-studies. First, problem specification through literature research and consultation of stakeholders, experts, health promotion specialists, parents and policy makers will be carried out. Based on this information, models, theoretical frameworks and practical instruments will be developed, tested and evaluated in the communities that implement the integrated approach to prevent overweight in children. Knowledge obtained from these studies and insights from experts and stakeholders will be combined to create an evaluation framework to evaluate the integrated approach at central, local and individual levels that will be applicable to daily practice.

Discussion: This innovative research program stimulates sub-studies to collaborate with local stakeholders and to share and integrate their knowledge, methodology and results. Therefore, the output of this program (both knowledge and practical tools) will be matched and form building blocks of a blueprint for a local evidence- and practice-based integrated approach towards prevention of overweight in children. The output will then support various communities to further optimize the implementation and subsequently the effects of this approach.

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