The materials below were reviewed for Readiness for Dissemination. The implementation
point of contact can provide information regarding implementation of the intervention
and the availability of additional, updated, or new materials.
Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc. (2006). Mastering change: A coach's guide to using the Transtheoretical Model.
Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc. (2009). TTMX user manual.
Program Web site, http://www.prochangelifestyle.com
Training Web site, http://www.prochange.com/e-learning
Readiness for Dissemination Ratings by Criteria (0.0-4.0 scale)
External reviewers independently evaluate the intervention's Readiness for Dissemination
using three criteria:
- Availability of implementation materials
- Availability of training and support resources
- Availability of quality assurance procedures
For more information about these criteria and the meaning of the ratings, see Readiness for Dissemination.
Training and Support
Both the printed and online materials are high quality and professional in appearance, and the online materials make good use of multimedia. The computerized program tailors the intervention based on the individual's responses and provides immediate feedback; there is also an option to provide feedback by telephone. The training materials are presented in an easy-to-use, engaging format. A train-the-trainer option is available for larger implementation sites. A comprehensive technical assistance manual describes system requirements and outlines the user and administrator functions, including how to generate participant reports. The program is designed to generate preprogrammed choices for response, so clients with similar concerns receive consistent feedback. Program modules cannot be altered without contacting the developer's programmers, which contributes to overall fidelity. Aggregate and individual progress can be tracked through the program's reporting functions, and participants can print out reports with action steps customized to the responses they have given.
Some of the rating scales used in the assessments do not align well with the questions asked. Although the program is largely automated, some implementers may not have the technical knowledge and experience to be comfortable implementing a program of this nature without additional support. It is unclear whether there is a process in place to collect participant feedback for ongoing program improvement. No guidance is provided on how implementers should use quality assurance data to improve program delivery.