Lead: David Ogilvie
RENEW (Relocation to New Environments) was a feasibility study intended to help develop an approach and methods for a longitudinal study of the impacts of moving to newly-built neighbourhoods on physical activity and wellbeing.The project was designed to examine the feasibility of, and assess methods for, some crucial aspects of study design: identifying suitable sites for study; recruiting participants prior to their moving house; recruiting controls; and data collection.
While the experience of the quantitative element suggests some of the recruitment methods trialled in RENEW are not suitable for direct roll-out, RENEW provided valuable insight into the priorities, aspirations and attitudes of both people involved in moving home and the stakeholders involved in the provision of new residential developments. The various interactions with stakeholders will both improve gatekeeper engagement and increase recruitment in future studies.
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