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Table 12 Breakdown of intervention costs per participant

From: A novel approach to increasing community capacity for weight management a volunteer-delivered programme (ActWELL) initiated within breast screening clinics: a randomised controlled trial

Category Component Primary analysis SA #1 SA #2 SA #3
Staff time ActWELL Project Officer Salary 67,373 56,144 78,602 37,430
Office Co-ordinator (equivalent salary £22,000 pa) 5192 5192 5192 5192
Management Cost 30,288 30,288 30,288 10,500
Hays - Temp recruitment 8250 8250 8250 8250
Communications officer time (equivalent salary £32, 500 pa) 16 days 2000 2000 2000 2000
Staff training ActWELL Project Officer Training & Associated costs 1040 1040 1040 1040
Staff travel ActWELL Project Officer travel costs for meetings related to ActWELL (TMG and leisure centres) 741 741 741 741
ActWELL Project Officer Travel costs for volunteer support 1439 1439 1439 1439
Ad cost Facebook paid for ads 250 250 250 250
Office supplies ActWELL office supplies: Locking boxes for storing personal data, resources for events 189 189 189 189
ActWELL Postage for ActWELL packs and returning mobile phones 181 181 181
Coach training Venue
Accommodation 2943 2943 2943 2943
Catering 2815 2815 2815 2815
Trainer:     
A 2433 2433 2433 2433
B 1265 1265 1265 1265
C 999 999 999 999
Coach pack 1642 1642 1642 1642
Delivery to participants Mobile phone costs - coaches, equivalent annual cost at 3.5% per annum 1965 1965 1965 1965
Travel expenses - coaches (intervention visits) 5631 5631 5631 5631
Participant pack - production costs 4342 4342 4342 4342
Total cost Sum of staff time, staff training, staff travel, ad cost, office supplies, coach training, delivery to participants 140,978 129,749 152,207 91,065
Cost per participant (£) N = 279 505 465 546 326
  1. Primary analysis: 60% time spent by project officer on intervention, Jan 2017-Dec 2019
  2. Sensitivity Analysis 1 (SA#1): 50% time spent by project officer on intervention, Jan 2017-Dec 2019
  3. Sensitivity Analysis 2 (SA#2): 70% time spent by project officer on intervention, Jan 2017-Dec 2019
  4. Sensitivity Analysis 3 (SA#3): Costs expected when ActWELL is rolled out and in steady state (assumes only annual salary for project officer and 18% on-costs)