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Table 2 Intervention Mapping steps, objectives and methods

From: Development of an e-supported illness management and recovery programme for consumers with severe mental illness using intervention mapping, and design of an early cluster randomized controlled trial

Steps Objectives Methods
1. Needs Assessment • Gain insight into health problems and underlying determinants of consumers with SMI • Problems analyses using PRECEDE model Resources:
o Qualitative literature
o Internet forum discussions
o IMR resources and literature
o Development group discussions
2. Preparing Matrices of Change Objectives • Set intervention outcomes
• Specify performance objectives and changeable determinants
• Identify proximal change objectives
• Content analyses
• Resources:
o Qualitative literature
o Internet forum discussion
o IMR resources and literature
o Development group discussions
3. Selecting Theory-Informed Intervention Methods and Practical Implications • Identify and select theoretical models
• Select methods that address change objectives
• Select evidence-based interventions and design of practical implications
• Content analyses
• Resources:
o Literature on behavioural change theories
o IMR resources and literature
o Qualitative IMR evaluation
o Literature on telemedicine and SMI
o BCT Classification
4. Producing Program Components and Materials • Compile an intervention • Choosing an e-health platform partner
• Constructing and pretesting the e-IMR intervention
• Resources:
o Literature on telemedicine and SMI
5. Planning Program Adoption and Implementation • Preparing implementation • Resources:
o Literature on telemedicine and SMI
o Interviewing consumers on computer literacy (n = 52)
6. Planning for Evaluation • Setting up an evaluation plan • Designing an early RCT
• Resources:
o The MRC guideline
o Literature on questionnaires
  1. BCT Behavioural Change Techniques, IMR Illness Management & Recovery programme, MRC Medical Research Council, PRECEDE Predisposing, Reinforcing and Enabling Constructs in Educational Diagnosis and Evaluation, RCT Random Controlled Trial, SMI Severe Mental Illness