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Logic Models and Outcome Measures
Logic Models and Outcome Measures
Introduction

This chapter highlights what should be considered during the first stages of designing an RCT. Similar to embarking on any major project, when undertaking an RCT it is a good idea to have a clear plan for the work ahead. The initial plan for an RCT should answer two main questions: ‘What is the nature of the programme or intervention we are evaluating?’ and ‘How are we going to tell if the programme has made any difference to the participants receiving it?’ As regards the first question, a logic model can be an invaluable tool in helping us understand the nature of a programme or intervention by specifying its main components and any theory of ...

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