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Logic Model Use in Developing a Survey Instrument for Program Evaluation: Emergency Preparedness Summits for Schools of Nursing in Georgia

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  • Karen Torghele,

    1. B.S.N., M.P.H., is Health Scientist, Public Health Informatics Institute, Task Force for Child Survival and Development, Decatur, Georgia.
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  • Arielle Buyum,

    1. R.N., B.S.N., M.P.H., is Case Manager/Health Educator, Division of Public Health, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Atlanta, Georgia.
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  • Nicole Dubruiel,

    1. M.P.H., is Senior Research Associate, Behavioral Science and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
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  • Jill Augustine,

    1. M.P.H., is Assistant, The Institute for Wellness and Education, Woodstock, Georgia.
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  • Catherine Houlihan,

    1. B.A., is Graduate Assistant Career Master's Program, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
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  • Melissa Alperin,

    1. M.P.H., C.H.E.S., is Senior Associate, Behavioral Science and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
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  • Kathleen R. Miner

    1. Ph.D., M.P.H., C.H.E.S., is Associate Dean for Applied Public Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
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Karen Torghele, Public Health Informatics Institute, Task Force for Child Survival and Development, 750 Commerce Drive, Suite 400, Decatur, GA 30030. E-mail: ktorghele@TASKFORCE.org

Abstract

ABSTRACT The objective of this paper is to describe a method for using a logic model to guide program evaluation by detailing the steps used, providing diagrams that visually depict the process, and giving an example based on the evaluation of emergency preparedness nursing summits in Georgia. Developing a logic model is an ideal way to visually depict the inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes of a program, thus providing a clear framework of the workings and functions of the program. In planning a comprehensive evaluation, being able to view all the elements in a program and how they interrelate makes it easier to determine the areas that should be addressed. When a survey is part of a program evaluation, determining that the goals, objectives, research questions, logic model, and survey questions maintain consistency in the way they relate and lead to each other can help document the completeness and symmetry of the assessment. By showing these linkages, the utility of the logic model is maximized and the stakeholders in the assessment of the program have clear evidence that their expectations and needs have been met for a valuable, useful evaluation product.

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