Journal article

Communication of behaviour change interventions: Can they be recognised from written descriptions?

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

Psychology & Health | Published : 2018


OBJECTIVE: Communication of the content of a behaviour change intervention (BCI) involves clear description followed by appropriate recognition and interpretation. We investigated accuracy of recognition of BCI descriptions and the effects of training in the behaviour change taxonomy BCTTv1. METHODS: Materials were 166 written descriptions of two BCIs previously written by 166 separate writers after viewing a video of the BCI. Each of the current participants (12 naïve and 12 trained in BCTTv1) was presented with a random sample of the written descriptions and asked to form groups of descriptions they judged to be describing the same intervention. For each participant, we assessed the number..

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