Development of a program logic model and evaluation plan for a participatory ergonomics intervention in construction.
Jaegers-L; Dale-AM; Weaver-N; Buchholz-B; Welch-L; Evanoff-B
Am J Ind Med 2014 Mar; 57(3):351-361
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.
Construction; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Ergonomics; Human-factors-engineering; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Health-programs; Injury-prevention; Mathematical-models; Work-environment; Workplace-studies; Models;
Author Keywords: intervention; injury prevention; musculoskeletal disorder; logic model; process evaluation
Lisa Jaegers, MS, OTR/L, Division of General Medical Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8005, St. Louis, MO 63110
Cooperative Agreement; Construction
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland