Logic Models in Physical Activity Promotion

This page contains a number of resources designed to illustrate the role of Logic Models in the design, implementation and evaluation of health related interventions.

The aim of these resources is to help gain an understanding of how Logic Models can be useful and to include ideas on how to produce effective, meaningful logic models. There's also content to assist practitioners in understanding how logic models can help practitioners engage with behaviour change theories and how such theories can be used to improve the effectiveness of new interventions. 

Guidance on the use of logic models in health technology assessments of complex intervention (2016)

CDC (2011) Introduction to Program Evaluation or Public Health Programs:A Self-Study Guide 

Logic Model Examples/Worksheets

Logic Model Examples in Physical Activity Promotion

Leask, C. F., Sandlund, M., Skelton, D. A., & Chastin, S. F. (2017). Co-creating a tailored public health intervention to reduce older adults’ sedentary behaviour. Health Education Journal, 0017896917707785.

Das, B. M., Petruzzello, S. J., & Ryan, K. E. (2014). Development of a Logic Model for a Physical Activity–Based Employee Wellness Program for Mass Transit Workers. Preventing Chronic Disease, 11.

Bullough, S., Davies, L. E., & Barrett, D. (2015). The impact of a community free swimming programme for young people (under 19) in England. Sport Management Review, 18(1), 32-44.

Herens, M., Wagemakers, A., Vaandrager, L., Van Ophem, J., & Koelen, M. (2013). Evaluation design for community-based physical activity programs for socially disadvantaged groups: Communities on the move. JMIR Research Protocols, 2(1).

Leeman J, Sommers J, Vu M, Jernigan J, Payne G, Thompson D, et al. (2012) An Evaluation Framework for Obesity Prevention Policy Interventions. Prev Chronic Dis 9:110322. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd9.110322

Incorporating Behaviour Change Theories

Kok, G., Gottlieb, N. H., Peters, G. J. Y., Mullen, P. D., Parcel, G. S., Ruiter, R. A., ... & Bartholomew, L. K. (2016). A taxonomy of behaviour change methods: an Intervention Mapping approach. Health psychology review, 10(3), 297-312. 

Michie, S., Richardson, M., Johnston, M., Abraham, C., Francis, J., Hardeman, W., ... & Wood, C. E. (2013). The behavior change technique taxonomy (v1) of 93 hierarchically clustered techniques: building an international consensus for the reporting of behavior change interventions. Annals of behavioral medicine, 46(1), 81-95.

Final Thoughts

Logic Models alone will not change the world (graphic via @LIsa_McNally1). 

For ideas on how they can be used as part of a broader development process see my page on Intervention Mapping