The Impact of Physical Activity Motivators (PAMS) on the Physical Activity and Leisure Scheme (PALS).
The PAM Scheme runs along side the PAL Scheme and gives people who have completed the PALS the opportunity to volunteer to become a PAM and help individuals who are being referred to the programme. The PAMS meet and greet the participants and aim to make them feel welcome. The PAMS can share their experiences with the participants and this will hopefully put them at ease and give them the confidence to attend the sessions. An evaluation of the PAM Scheme was made using the TTM (Trans-theoretical Model) as the National Quality Assurance Framework (NQAF) suggests that using a theory base is more effective for exercise referral programmes (NQAF, 2001).
An executive summary of this evaluation can be downloaded here.