Green Prescription patient survey

GRx Patient Survey background

The Green Prescription Active Families survey by Research New Zealand is an ongoing evaluation of the participants in the Active Families programme. These early results show the key performance indicators of the programme. The survey seeks the views of participants about how well the programme worked for their child and family.

Some of the key questions explored in these surveys are:

  • Main health reasons why doctors prescribe a GRx to their patients
  • What physical activities are prescribed by GPs
  • Have patients noticed any health changes and if so, what changes
  • What is the current status of their GRx – are they still active after 6–8 months
  • How much time do patients now spend doing physical activity
  • How many days a week are patients doing at least 30 minutes of physical activity
  • Have patients made any changes to their diet
  • What activities were suggested by the patient support person
  • What was their opinion about the service received
  • Did they take up the activities suggested by the patient support person
  • Were they satisfied with the overall level of patient support service
  • Who are they active with (eg, partner, family, children, friends).

Green Prescription Active Families Survey 2018

Early results on key performance indicators are excellent with 98% of participants satisfied with the service, 85% of families getting more active, and 90% improving their diet.

Goal
Participants…
GRx Active Families target 2013
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2014
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2015
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2016
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2018
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2018
KPI Result
Are more active since receiving their GRx Minimum of 80% of GRx Active Families participants are more active after 6-8 months of receiving their GRx 81 76 79 83 85 Achieved
Adopt better nutritional habits Minimum of 85% of GRx Active Families participants have made changes to their diet since receiving their GRx 89 90 88 87 90 Achieved
Receive effective support to maintain activity Minimum of 85% of GRx Active Families participants feel more confident about doing physical activity 91 90 89 89 92 Achieved
Have a choice of activities that are relevant and appropriate for them Minimum of 90% of GRx Active Families participants felt the physical activities suggested were appropriate for them 95 95 95 96 96 Achieved
Have a choice of activity providers that are relevant and appropriate for them Minimum of 85% of GRx Active Families participants felt the activity provider suggested was appropriate for them 95 97 97 97 95 Achieved
Are motivated to participate in and follow their GRx Minimum of 85% of GRx Active Families participants are motivated to get/stay physically active 90 93 90 91 90 Achieved
Are aware of and understand the benefits of physical activity Minimum of 85% of GRx Active Families participants are aware of and understand the benefits of physical activity 94 97 97 97 99 Achieved
Have noticed health changes since being more active Minimum of 85% of GRx Active Families participants have noticed health and fitness level changes 86 91 86 88 89 Achieved
Ensure consistent high quality services and support are delivered to GRx participants Minimum of 90% of GRx Active Families participants are satisfied with the overall service and support provided 98 98 98 96 98 Achieved

Patient survey reports

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