Journal article

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



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..

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