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Table 4 Components of the 12-month cost estimate by intervention arm

From: Cost effectiveness of a mail-delivered individually tailored physical activity intervention for Latinas vs. a mailed contact control


Seamos saludables intervention

Wellness control

N = 132

N = 134



   Research assistant








  One-Month calls



  Preparing and mailing materials



Computer expert system


















  Updating the expert system



Material and mailing costs







  Printing and binding






  Total costs



  Average cost per participant



  Average cost per participant per month



  1. aPersonnel costs were calculated by multiplying total time spent in each activity by standard hourly rates for a research assistant and/or supervisor with the appropriate qualifications for each task. Material costs were based on wholesale office supply costs for materials used per participant. Postage costs were based on First Class mail with return postage for questionnaires