Development of a program logic model and evaluation plan for a participatory ergonomics intervention in construction

Lisa Jaegers, Ann Marie Dale, Nancy Weaver, Bryan Buchholz, Laura Welch, Bradley Evanoff

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Abstract

Background: Intervention studies in participatory ergonomics (PE) are often difficult to interpret due to limited descriptions of program planning and evaluation. Methods: In an ongoing PE program with floor layers, we developed a logic model to describe our program plan, and process and summative evaluations designed to describe the efficacy of the program. Results: The logic model was a useful tool for describing the program elements and subsequent modifications. The process evaluation measured how well the program was delivered as intended, and revealed the need for program modifications. The summative evaluation provided early measures of the efficacy of the program as delivered. Conclusions: Inadequate information on program delivery may lead to erroneous conclusions about intervention efficacy due to Type III error. A logic model guided the delivery and evaluation of our intervention and provides useful information to aid interpretation of results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-361
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Injury prevention
  • Intervention
  • Logic model
  • Musculoskeletal disorder
  • Process evaluation

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