Journal article

Developing and applying a framework to understand mechanisms of action in group-based, behaviour change interventions: the MAGI mixed-methods study

Aleksandra J Borek, Jane R Smith, Colin J Greaves, Fiona Gillison, Mark Tarrant, Sarah Morgan-Trimmer, Rose McCabe, Charles Abraham

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation | National Institute for Health Research | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND:Theories and meta-analyses have elucidated individual-level mechanisms of action in behaviour change interventions. Although group-based interventions are commonly used to support health-related behaviour change, such interventions rarely consider theory and research (e.g. from social psychology) on how group-level mechanisms can also influence personal change. OBJECTIVES:The aim was to enhance understanding of mechanisms of action in group-based behaviour change interventions. The objectives were to (1) develop a potentially generalisable framework of change processes in groups, (2) test the framework by analysing group session recordings to identify examples illustrating group p..

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