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Table 1 Intervention Mapping Protocol used for the training programme development

From: Development of a training programme for home health care workers to promote preventive activities focused on a healthy lifestyle: an intervention mapping approach

IM step Aim Methods
1. Needs assessment Analyse the target group (older adults), their prevention needs and the accountable enabling determinants and barriers Literature search
Survey in a comparable area
Consult project management group and interview local field experts
2. Programme objectives Define the determinants and formulate the performance and change objectives that need to be addressed within the training programme Survey
Literature search
Consult project management group and interview local field experts and HHC workers
3. Theory-based methods and practical applications Select the theory-based methods and practical applications that will influence individuals and their environment Literature search
Consult project management group and interview HHC workers
4. Programme plan Define the components and materials of the training programme and materials and conduct a pilot to pre-test it Consult project management group and interview local field experts
Pilot training for HHC workers
5. Programme implementation Develop a plan to achieve solid programme adoption and implementation Literature search
Consult homecare organization management
Collect ideas from HHC workers and training instructors for implementation
6. Evaluation plan Define the method and measuring instruments to evaluate the effects of the training programme and the process development and check whether the programme needs adjustment Evaluation by HHC workers (questionnaire and discussion) and training instructors (discussion)
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