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NREPP Glossary

The following definitions have been drawn from numerous sources and are tailored specifically for content on the NREPP Web site. The terms defined here may have slightly different meanings in other settings.

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Outcome
A change in behavior, physiology, attitudes, or knowledge that can be quantified using standardized scales or assessment tools. In the context of NREPP, outcomes refer to measurable changes in the health of an individual or group of people that are attributable to the intervention.

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Outcome evaluation
An evaluation to determine the extent to which an intervention affects its participants and the surrounding environments. Several important design issues must be considered, including how to best determine the results and how to best contrast what happens as a result of the intervention with what happens without the program.

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