Evaluation of the Well Men Services Pilots

Evaluation of the Well Men Services Pilots

As part of the Partnership Agreement setting out the programme for the Labour and Liberal Democrat Administration in Scotland, a commitment was made to pilot well men services. These pilots were established and this project provided a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the pilot services. The economic evaluation assessed overall costs and benefits and included costs and benefits to the participants. Men’s valuations of the services were elicited through willingness to pay methods and preferences relating to service attributes were also obtained.

Outcome and Translation

This evaluation provided insights into what worked and did not work in delivering preventive services for men, with lessons that could be generalised to the delivery of other preventive interventions, such as Keep Well, and to the evaluation of such programmes. These insights were disseminated at face to face meetings with SGHD staff.

HERU researchers involved in this research project: Anne Ludbrook

External collaborators: F Douglas and E van Teijlingen (Population Health, University of Aberdeen)

Publications

Robertson, L.M., Douglas, F., Ludbrook, A., Reid, G. and van Teijlingen, E. (2008) 'What works with men? A systematic review of health promoting interventions targeting men', BMC Health Services Research, 8, 141.

Douglas, F., Amaya-Amaya, M., Greener, J., Ludbrook, A., Reid, G., Robertson, L. and van Teijlingen, E. (2008) 'Well Men' health service pilots evaluation. Report to Scottish Government Social Research.

Douglas, F., Amaya-Amaya, M., Greener, J., Ludbrook, A., Reid, G., Robertson, L. and van Teijlingen, E. (2008) 'Well men health service pilots research findings'. 62/2008. The Scottish Government Social Research.

Reid, G., van Teijlingen, E., Douglas, F., Robertson, L.M. and Ludbrook, A. (2009) 'The reality of partnership working when undertaking an evaluation of a national well men's service', Journal of Men's Health, 6 (1), 36-49.

Douglas, F., Greener, J., van Teijlingen, E. and Ludbrook, A. (2013) 'Services just for men? Insights from a national study of the well men services pilots', BMC Public Health, 13, 425.

Presentations

Ludbrook, A. (2005) ‘Well men services evaluation’, Men’s health forum, Dundee, December 2005.

Douglas, F., van Teijlingen, E., Ludbrook, A., Reid, G., Robertson, L., Greener, J. and Amaya-Amaya, M. (2007) ‘What men want and what we think they should have: Well Men's Services’, International Health Promotion and Education Union Conference, Vancouver, June 2007.

van Teijlingen, E., Douglas, F., Ludbrook, A., Hall, J., Reid, G., Robertson, L. and Greener, J. (2007) ‘Hard-to-reach: Undefined and hard to find’, International Health Promotion and Education Union Conference, Vancouver, June 2007.

Douglas, F., van Teijlingen, E. and Ludbrook, A. (2008) ‘A Complex Intervention in Public Health’, Institute of Applied Health Sciences (IAHS) Complex Interventions in Health Care, Aberdeen, March 2008.