Qualitative Assessment of Participant Utilization and Satisfaction With the Seattle Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Pilot Program
Published Date:Dec 15 2003
Source:Prev Chronic Dis. 2004; 1(1).
Funding:U48/CCU009654/CC/ODCDC CDC HHS/United States
The Seattle Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Pilot Program delivered fresh fruits and vegetables to homebound seniors in King County, Washington, from June through October 2001. A primary objective of the program was to increase participants' intake of fruits and vegetables. A qualitative study was conducted to examine the impact of the program on participating homebound seniors.
Semi-structured interviews were performed with 27 participants in their homes to identify benefits and barriers they encountered and to measure their use and sense of satisfaction with the program.
Analysis of the transcribed interviews revealed several common themes:
Program success was rooted in the multiple ways the program addressed potential barriers and reinforced behavioral intent.
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