Journal article

Reporting behaviour change interventions: do the behaviour change technique taxonomy v1, and training in its use, improve the quality of intervention descriptions?

Caroline E Wood, Wendy Hardeman, Marie Johnston, Jill Francis, Charles Abraham, Susan Michie

IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE | BMC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Behaviour change interventions are likely to be reproducible only if reported clearly. We assessed whether the behaviour change technique taxonomy version 1 (BCTTv1), with and without training in identifying BCTs, improves the clarity and replicability of written reports of observed behaviour change interventions. METHODS: Three studies assessed effects of using and training in the use of BCTTv1 on the clarity and replicability of intervention descriptions written after observing videos of smoking cessation interventions. Study 1 examined the effects of using and not using BCTTv1. Study 2 examined the effects of using BCTTv1 and training in use of BCTTv1 compared no use and no tr..

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Grants

Awarded by MRC via its Methodology Panel: 'Strengthening evaluation and implementation by specifying components of behaviour change interventions'


Awarded by Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the MRC via its Methodology Panel: 'Strengthening evaluation and implementation by specifying components of behaviour change interventions' Ref: G0901474/1. We thank the participants who took part in the studies that form this research. We also thank Derek Johnston (Emeritus Professor, University of Aberdeen) for his guidance on statistical analyses.