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Table 3 Thematic area and overall goal achievement for the Cherryhill Healthy Aging Program (total no. of sub-goals = 15)

From: The use of Goal Attainment Scaling in a community health promotion initiative with seniors

  Thematic Area 1
  Operationalizing a Health Promotion&Information Centre (2 summed sub-goals)
Time Interval Sum of Scale Scores Average Scale Score GAS Score
GAS Score-Baseline - 4 -2.00 25.19
GAS Score-3 Months - 2 -1.00 37.59
GAS Score-6 Months -1 -0.50 43.79
GAS Score-9 Months -1 -0.50 43.79
GAS Score-12 Months +1 +0.50 56.21 b
  Thematic Area 2:
  Sustainable Community Volunteer Program (4 summed sub-goals)
Time Interval Sum of Scale Scores Average Scale Score GAS Score
GAS Score-Baseline -8 -2.00 20.98
GAS Score-3 Months -3 -0.75 39.12
GAS Score-6 Months -2 -0.50 42.75
GAS Score-9 Months 0 0 50.00 a
GAS Score-12 Months 0 0 50.00
  Thematic Area 3
  Individual & Community Capacity Building (5 summed sub-goals)
Time Interval Sum of Scale Scores Average Scale Score GAS Score
GAS Score-Baseline -10 -2.00 19.85
GAS Score-3 Months -4 -0.80 37.94
GAS Score-6 Months -2 -0.40 43.97
GAS Score-9 Months -1 -0.20 46.98
GAS Score-12 Months +3 +0.60 59.05 b
  Thematic Area 4
  Community Prevention & Health Promotion Programs (4 summed sub-goals)
Time Interval Sum of Scale Scores Average Scale Score GAS Score
GAS Score-Baseline -8 -2.00 20.98
GAS Score-3 Months -5 -1.25 31.86
GAS Score-6 Months -2 -0.50 42.75
GAS Score-9 Months 0 0 50.00 a
GAS Score-12 Months 0 0 50.00
  1. Note: a goals achieved
  2. b goals over-achieved
  3. All goals were unweighted