Cane, James E. and O'Connor, Denise and Michie, Susan (2012) Validation of the theoretical domains framework for use in behaviour change and implementation research. Implementation Science, 7 (37). ISSN 1748-5908. (Full text available)
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Background An integrative theoretical framework, developed for cross-disciplinary implementation and other behaviour change research, has been applied across a wide range of clinical situations. This study tests the validity of this framework. Methods Validity was investigated by behavioural experts sorting 112 unique theoretical constructs using closed and open sort tasks. The extent of replication was tested by Discriminant Content Validation and Fuzzy Cluster Analysis. Results There was good support for a refinement of the framework comprising 14 domains of theoretical constructs (average silhouette value 0.29): 'Knowledge', 'Skills', 'Social/Professional Role and Identity', 'Beliefs about Capabilities', 'Optimism', 'Beliefs about Consequences', 'Reinforcement', 'Intentions', 'Goals', 'Memory, Attention and Decision Processes', 'Environmental Context and Resources', 'Social Influences', 'Emotions', and 'Behavioural Regulation'. Conclusions The refined Theoretical Domains Framework has a strengthened empirical base and provides a method for theoretically assessing implementation problems, as well as professional and other health-related behaviours as a basis for intervention development.
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Applied Psychology|
|Depositing User:||James Cane|
|Date Deposited:||15 May 2012 11:27|
|Last Modified:||13 May 2014 14:14|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29458 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|