Research output

Interventions developed with the Intervention Mapping protocol in the field of cancer: a systematic review

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Associated researcher

  • Lamort-Bouché, M.
  • Sarnin, P.
  • Kok, Gerjo

  • Rouat, S.
  • Péron, J.
  • Letrilliart, L.
  • Fassier, J.

Associated organisations


OBJECTIVES: The Intervention Mapping (IM) protocol provides a structured framework to develop, implement and evaluate complex interventions. The main objective of this review was to identify and describe the content of the interventions developed in the field of cancer with the IM protocol. Secondary objectives were to assess their fidelity to the IM protocol and to review their theoretical frameworks.

METHODS: Medline, Web of Science, PsycINFO, Pascal, Francis, and BDSP databases were searched. All titles and abstracts were reviewed. A standardized extraction form was developed. All included studies were reviewed by two reviewers blinded to each other.

RESULTS: Sixteen studies were identified, and these reported 15 interventions. The objectives were to increase cancer screening participation (n=7), early consultation (n=1) and aftercare / quality of life among cancer survivors (n=7). Six reported a complete participatory planning group and seven described a complete logic model of the problem. Ten studies described a complete logic model of change. The main theoretical frameworks used were the theory of planned behaviour (n=8), the transtheoretical model (n=6), the health belief model (n=6) and the social cognitive theory (n=6). The environment was rarely integrated in the interventions (n=4). Five interventions were reported as effective.

CONCLUSIONS: Culturally relevant interventions were developed with the IM protocol that were effective to increase cancer screening and reduce social disparities, particularly when they were developed through a participative approach and integrated the environment. Stakeholders' involvement and the role of the environment were heterogeneously integrated in the interventions.

    Research areas

  • Journal Article, Review, program development (MeSH), OCCUPATIONAL-THERAPY, PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH, HEALTH-PROMOTION, health promotion (MeSH), RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL, oncology, BREAST-CANCER, RETURN, Intervention Mapping, NEEDS, program evaluation (MeSH), cancer, OLDER WOMEN, SURVIVORS, PROMOTING EARLY PRESENTATION
View graph of relations


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1138-1149
Number of pages12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018