Action, actor, context, target, time (AACTT): a framework for specifying behaviour
Justin Presseau, Nicola McCleary, Fabiana Lorencatto, Andrea M Patey, Jeremy M Grimshaw, Jill J Francis
IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE | BMC | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Designing implementation interventions to change the behaviour of healthcare providers and other professionals in the health system requires detailed specification of the behaviour(s) targeted for change to ensure alignment between intervention components and measured outcomes. Detailed behaviour specification can help to clarify evidence-practice gaps, clarify who needs to do what differently, identify modifiable barriers and enablers, design interventions to address these and ultimately provides an indicator of what to measure to evaluate an intervention's effect on behaviour change. An existing behaviour specification framework proposes four domains (Target, Action, Context, T..View full abstract
JMG is supported by a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake and a CIHR Foundation grant for related work.