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Table 1 Description of Intervention Mapping Steps for Adaptation

From: Mujeres Fuertes y Corazones Saludables: adaptation of the StrongWomen —healthy hearts program for rural Latinas using an intervention mapping approach

Step Description
1: Needs Assessment Assess community resources, barriers and facilitators for physical activity and healthy eating. Inform the creation of logic models, identification of EBI and adaption of EBI to local context.
2: Logic Models Create logic model for change that delineates how to promote physical activity and healthy eating based on needs assessment. Create logic models of EBIs that most closely match community context and goals. Compare logic models of EBIs side-by-side with logic model to promote change to ascertain the EBI that needs least adaptation. Building from logic model for the identified EBI, create logic model for adapted program by adding or deleting program objectives of behavior change and specific strategies to achieve objectives.
3: Theoretical Methods Ensure all theoretical methods and essential program elements remain. Add theoretical methods (such as family involvement) and practical applications (such as family event) for local context and population.
4: Producing the Adapted Program Adapt structural elements, contextual elements, practical applications and specific intervention strategies so that program is responsive to the local context and population.
5: Program Implementation Planning Plan details of implementation.
6: Evaluation Planning Plan evaluation of program.