Green Prescription Active Families Survey Report: 2015

Published online: 
30 June 2015

This report presents the findings of the seventh survey in an on-going monitor of participants in the Green Prescriptions Active Families (Active Families) programme.

As in previous years, the survey sought the views of participants about how well the programme worked for their child and family.

The findings for 2015 represent the views of  208 families, who participated in the programme between July 2014 and April 2015. The success of the programme is measured by the performance of the contract holders against 11 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The survey of participating families reported on here measured performance for nine of these KPIs.

Key findings

In 2015, the contract holders exceeded eight KPI targets measured by the survey. Most notably:

  • 88 percent of GRx Active Families participants have made changes to their diet since receiving their GRx (target is a minimum of 85 percent)
  • 89 percent of GRx Active Families participants feel more confident about doing physical activity (target is a minimum of 85 percent), measured as having received effective support to maintain activity
  • 95 percent of GRx Active Families participants felt the physical activities suggested were appropriate for them (target is a minimum of 90 percent)
  • 97 percent of GRx Active Families participants felt that what the activity provider suggested was appropriate for them (target is a minimum of 85 percent)
  • 90 percent of GRx Active Families participants are motivated to get/stay physically active (target is a minimum of 85 percent)
  • 97 percent of GRx Active Families participants are aware of and understand the benefits of physical activity (target is a minimum of 85 percent)
  • 86 percent of GRx Active Families participants have noticed health and fitness level changes (target is a minimum of 85 percent)
  • 98 percent of GRx Active Families participants are satisfied with the overall service and support provided (target is a minimum of 90 percent).

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    30 June 2015
  • Citation:
    Research New Zealand. 2015. Green Prescription Active Families Survey Report June 2015. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.
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