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Table 2 The Theoretical Domains Framework with definitions

From: Barriers and enablers to implementing a virtual tertiary-regional Telemedicine Rounding and Consultation (TRAC) model of inpatient pediatric care using the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) approach: a study protocol

Domain Definition
1. Knowledge An awareness of the existence of something
2. Skills An ability or proficiency acquired through practice
3. Social/professional role & identity A coherent set of behaviours and displayed personal qualities of an individual in a social or work setting
4. Beliefs about capabilities Acceptance of the truth, reality, or validity about an ability, talent, or facility that a person can put to constructive use
5. Optimism The confidence that things will happen for the best or that desired goals will be attained
6. Beliefs about consequences Acceptance of the truth, reality, or validity about outcomes of a behaviour in a given situation
7. Reinforcement Increasing the probability of a response by arranging a dependent relationship, or contingency, between the response and a given stimulus
8. Intentions A conscious decision to perform a behaviour or a resolve to act in a certain way
9. Goals Mental representations of outcomes or end states that an individual wants to achieve
10. Memory, attention & decision processes The ability to retain information, focus selectively on aspects of the environment and choose between two or more alternatives
11. Environmental context & resources Any circumstance of a person’s situation or environment that discourages or encourages the development of skills and abilities, independence, social competence, and adaptive behaviour
12. Social influences Those interpersonal processes that can cause individuals to change their thoughts, feelings, or behaviours
13. Emotion A complex reaction pattern, involving experiential, behavioural, and physiological elements, by which the individual attempts to deal with a personally significant matter or event
14. Behavioural regulation Anything aimed at managing or changing objectively observed or measured actions
  1. [From: Cane, J., D. O’Connor, and S. Michie, Validation of the theoretical domains framework for use in behaviour change and implementation research. Implement Sci, 2012. 7: p. 37]