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Table 3 Planning criteria – overview of tasks, criteria and results per intervention

From: Preventing adolescent sexual harassment: evaluating the planning process in two school-based interventions using the Intervention Mapping framework

Task Criterion Benzies & Batchies Boys
  accomplished accomplished
  IM Step 1: logic model of the problem
  Identify the problem   
1 Consult literature
2 Validate with local supporters + +
  Identify the target population   
3 Socio-demographic profile +/− +/−
4 Socio-cultural context +/− +/−
  Identify determinants   
5 Consult literature
6 Gather information on the population +/− +/−
  Analyze the environment   
7 Identify places, methods and times to contact the participants + +
8 Identify hindering and facilitating factors + +
9 Identify partners and their respective roles + +
  IM Step 2: logic model of change
  Specify the population
10 Consider particularities + +
  Overall objective
11 Word precisely (targeted change) + +
  Performance objectives
12 Specify what should be obtained + +
13 Develop objectives based on theory, empirical data or deep understanding
14 Validate with partners
  Choice of determinants
15 Choose with respect to their connection with the targeted behavior +/−
16 Choose with respect to their potential success
17 Validate with partners
  Learning objectives
18 Related to performance objectives and determinants
19 Based on theoretical notions
20 Validate with partners
  IM Step 3: program design
  Choose the models
21 Support with tested theoretical methods
22 Consider population characteristics + +/−
  Translate into strategies   
23 Support with theory
24 Validate with partners +/−
  IM Step 4: program production
  Organizational structure
25 Consider limitations of the milieu + +
26 Carry out with partners + +
27 Train and support workers + +
  Sequence and content of activities
28 Activities related to objectives + +
29 Realistic calendar +
30 Validate with partners +
  Production of material   
31 Involvement of partners + +
32 Begin scheduled activities + +
33 Accessible and properly communicated + +
34 Adapt the material + +
  IM Step 5: adoption and implementation
  Support of decision-makers and community
35 Active partners + +/−
36 Identify the person in charge + +
  IM Step 6: evaluation
  Evaluation plan
37 Plan before implementation +/−
  Process
38 Document information about the population and the intervention + +
  Impact
39 Measure the degree to which objectives are achieved + +
  Communication
40 Discuss findings with partners + +/−
  1. + accomplished
  2. +/− partially accomplished
  3. – not accomplished