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Example 20 - Adapting a plan for monitoring and evaluation: MSCS project Print E-mail
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The links among the four theoretical frameworks used in the Mujer Sana/Comunidad Sana program are shown below. The project used the transtheoretical model to assess individual behavioural change (the cancer screening behaviour of Hispanic women) as well as organizational change. For example, the intent was to evaluate whether the transtheoretical model’s action stage coincided with successful removal of access barriers at the organizational level. The project team also thought the action stage was linked to the ‘working together’ phase of the community capacity-building model, and associated with increased perceived level of ‘empowerment’ of racial minority women involved in the project as lay health promoters. The project team consulted this table periodically during the process of developing success indicators, designing data collection tools, and during mid-term and final evaluation of the MIP.

Interaction of theoretical frameworks: Transtheoretical model, organizational change, community capacity building, and feminist/anti-racist approach


Transtheoretical model

Organizational change
(case study)

Community capacity building

Feminist/anti-racist approach

Stage 1


Barriers exist; no policies for change

Considering development of partnerships; entry into partnership

Validating individual experiences

Stage 2


Identification of barriers; policy gaps


Information; connecting experiences beyond the individual

Stage 3


Development of strategies for removal

Mobilizing and working together

Support; breaking isolation

Stage 4


Removal of access barriers

Working together

Empowerment, challenging the status quo

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2009 08:57