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What are the APEASE criteria?

Dr Paul Chadwick gives a checklist of six criteria for evaluating an idea for an intervention
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Having identified potential Intervention Types and Policy Options, the next step is to consider how appropriate each is likely to be for the particular setting you are working in. To help you do this, a checklist of six criteria for evaluating an idea for an intervention or part of an intervention, or an actual intervention or part of an intervention, called APEASE can be used.

APEASE stands for: Acceptability, Practicability, Effectiveness, Affordability, Spill-over effects, and Equity.

For each Intervention Type and Policy Option identified intervention designers can consider:

Acceptability; how far an intervention or some part or aspect of it is or is likely to be liked or engaged with.

Practicability; how far an intervention or part of an intervention can or is likely to be able to be delivered as planned and at the scale intended.

Effectiveness; how far an intervention or part of an intervention achieves or is likely to achieve a desired outcome and provides value for money.

Affordability; how far an intervention or part of an intervention can or is likely to be implemented within an available budget.

Spillover effects; how far an intervention or part of an intervention has or is likely to have unintended positive or negative effects.

Equity; how far an intervention or part of an intervention affects or is likely to affect inequalities.

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