Taking a Step Back: Developing Interventions Within a Mediating-Variable Framework

Calderon, Kristine S.; Varnes, Jill W.
June 2001
American Journal of Health Studies;2001, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p129
Academic Journal
This article discusses the recently introduced mediating-variable frame work and summarizes the literature that supports the use of this framework to design health education interventions. In addition, common mediating variables through which a number of often-cited behavioral theories are activated are identified. Finally, example intervention methodology to help researchers and educators think about using the mediating-variable framework as a basis for designing future interventions are presented.


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