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The Behavior Change Technique Taxonomy (v1) of 93 Hierarchically Clustered Techniques: Building an International Consensus for the Reporting of Behavior Change Interventions.

Michie, Susan, Richardson, Michelle, Johnston, Marie, Abraham, Charles, Francis, Jill, Hardeman, Wendy, Eccles, Martin P., Cane, James E., Wood, Caroline E. (2013) The Behavior Change Technique Taxonomy (v1) of 93 Hierarchically Clustered Techniques: Building an International Consensus for the Reporting of Behavior Change Interventions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, . ISSN 0883-6612. (doi:10.1007/s12160-013-9486-6) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Background CONSORT guidelines call for precise reporting of behavior change interventions: we need rigorous methods of characterizing active content of interventions with precision and specificity. Objectives The objective of this study is to develop an extensive, consensually agreed hierarchically structured taxonomy of techniques [behavior change techniques (BCTs)] used in behavior change interventions. Methods In a Delphi-type exercise, 14 experts rated labels and definitions of 124 BCTs from six published classification systems. Another 18 experts grouped BCTs according to similarity of active ingredients in an open-sort task. Inter-rater agreement amongst six researchers coding 85 intervention descriptions by BCTs was assessed. Results This resulted in 93 BCTs clustered into 16 groups. Of the 26 BCTs occurring at least five times, 23 had adjusted kappas of 0.60 or above. Conclusions “BCT taxonomy v1,” an extensive taxonomy of 93 consensually agreed, distinct BCTs, offers a step change as a method for specifying interventions, but we anticipate further development and evaluation based on international, interdisciplinary consensus.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s12160-013-9486-6
Additional information: Published online
Uncontrolled keywords: Behavior change techniques; Taxonomy; Behavior change interventions
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: James Cane
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 09:38 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33519 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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