The reciprocal effects of program evaluation on service delivery for the SPNS adolescent HIV outreach and treatment programs

Douglas N. Bell, Geri Botwinick, Jaime Martinez, Randall L. Sell, Kimberly Shaw, Lynn E. Walker, Jo L. Sotheran, Robert L. Johnson, Lawrence B. Friedman, Sally Dodds, Carl Siciliano

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Abstract

Purpose: To describe the contexts within which the Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Adolescent HIV Outreach and Treatment programs were evaluated, the effects their evaluations had on their respective programs and, in turn, the effects the program delivery had on the evaluations. Method: The full range of process evaluation heuristics were used to analyze the bi-directional effects of conducting field-based, service delivery data collection. Results: Although data collection efforts sometimes interfered with service delivery, and vice versa, several notable positive effects were disclosed. Conclusion: Specific guidance and recommendations were provided to program designers, behavioral researchers and institutional funding decision makers. Primary amongst them was a call for research evaluation designs that allow for maximum flexibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-65
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume33
Issue number2 SUPPL. 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • HIV outreach and treatment
  • Process evaluation
  • Program evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Bell, D. N., Botwinick, G., Martinez, J., Sell, R. L., Shaw, K., Walker, L. E., Sotheran, J. L., Johnson, R. L., Friedman, L. B., Dodds, S., & Siciliano, C. (2003). The reciprocal effects of program evaluation on service delivery for the SPNS adolescent HIV outreach and treatment programs. Journal of Adolescent Health, 33(2 SUPPL. 2), 55-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1054-139X(03)00155-1