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Specifying and reporting complex behaviour change interventions: the need for a scientific method

Creators: Michie, Susan, Fixsen, Dean, Grimshaw, Jeremy M, Eccles, Martin P

File Type: pdf | Filesize: 221.3 KB | Date Added: 2012-08-23 | Date Created: 2009-07-16

Abstract Complex behaviour change interventions are not well described; when they are described, the terminology used is inconsistent. This constrains scientific replication, and limits the subsequent introduction of successful interventions. Implementation Science is introducing a policy of initially encouraging and subsequently requiring the scientific reporting of complex behaviour change interventions.