The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease (WWE) program is an evidence-based program that reduces the pain of arthritis and improves overall health.
WWE can be delivered either with an instructor-led group or individually self-directed. Camine Con Gusto (CCG) is the Spanish language version of WWE.
Find instructions for collecting and entering Walk with Ease data into the National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Database.
Data Collection Tools
Any organization interested in tracking WWE program data can request to set up an account. The National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Database tracks information included in the Administration for Community Living (ACL) data collection tools, which have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget and are required for active ACL grantees.
Entering Walk With Ease Data
NCOA accepts WWE data into the National CDSME Database, regardless of your funding source. When entering data directly into the National CDSME Database:
- Workshop Type: Select the specific version of WWE from the following options.
- Walk With Ease (in-person)
- Walk With Ease (self-directed)
- Camine Con Gusto (self-directed)
- Once you select a version of WWE, select the Alternate 1 Form.
- WWE program data will be reported along with your other program data in Power BI and Salesforce.
Tracking Participants and Completers
There are several workshop types for WWE, including Walk With Ease (in-person), Walk With Ease (self-directed), or Camine Con Gusto (self-directed). Track participants and completers for the various versions according to the following guidance.
WWE data is entered into the National CDSME Database using the Alternate 1 Form. The “Alternate 1” form requires staff to indicate the total number of “Encounters” based on the participant attendance log. An encounter is equivalent to a session. At least one "encounter" needs to be recorded to count as a participant in data reports.
Furthermore, criteria for program completion may vary or be dependent on participant milestones. When using the "Alternate 1" form, data entry users manually indicate when a participant has completed a program with a check-box.
- WWE In-person: Individuals that participate in at least 1 phone session are participants. Individuals that participate in 2/3rds of phone sessions are completers. Enter up to 18 encounters; individuals that attend at least 12 sessions are completers.
- WWE Self-Directed (no check-ins): Count individuals that receive a toolkit as participants only. No measure of completion required. Enter at least 1 "encounter" to document that participants received program materials and ensure they are reported with participant data.
- WWE Enhanced Self-Directed Enhanced (with check-ins by phone or in another format): Individuals that participate in at least 1 check-in session are participants. Individuals that participate in 2/3rds of check-in sessions are completers. Enter up to 6 encounters; individuals that attend at least 4 sessions are completers. For program format, indicate that the program included a phone component or online component, depending on the format for the check-ins.