Using Intervention Mapping protocol to design a nutrition education material

Diseño de material educativo en alimentación usando Intervention Mapping




Health promotion, Public health, Education


Introduction: Evidence-based and culturally acceptable educational materials have been shown to be an effective tool in promoting healthy eating.

Objective: To design a printed nutritional education material using Intervention Mapping protocol for a Lifestyle Clinic.

Methods: Four of the steps of the Intervention Mapping protocol were used: 1) needs assessment, 2 identification of behavioral outcomes, performance objectives, and change objectives, 3) selection of theory-based methods and strategies and 4) program development.

Results: The Logical Model PRECEDE was built, the matrix of change objectives based on the determinants of knowledge, identification, availability, and information processing was used as a theoretical model. A 22-page magazine was obtained with content, images, text and writing based on the Intervention Mapping steps.

Conclusion: The Intervention Mapping process provided evidence-based and participatory inputs for the design of the educational material of the Lifestyle Clinic.


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