This Prevention and Evaluation Resources Kit (PERK) compiles basic but evidence-based prevention principles, planning rules and evaluation tips. Additionally, it provides related documentation or references for download; it is hoped that this additional material will be particularly useful for readers who have difficulty accessing the scientific prevention literature. To illustrate the theoretical discussion, an intervention example, partly based on a real-life situation, gives a practical perspective.
PERK promotes the notion that prevention planning and evaluation are interlinked, i.e. that intervention and essential research on it should not be separated. This is especially important with a view to the modern and more realistic concepts of theory-based evaluation.