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Table 4 Addressing Health Worker COM-B through training

From: Using behaviour change theory to train health workers on tobacco cessation support for tuberculosis patients: a mixed-methods study in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan

Primary COM-B area addressed

Day One

Day Two


Knowledge on TB and Tobacco interaction – current evidence, including of increased likelihood of quit due to HW support

Feedback from peers and trainers.


Introduction to all materials

Health workers consider their own facility to identify opportunities for cessation within patient flow


Role plays to practice delivering the key messages in the materials, to build communication skills and reiterate knowledge

Role plays to deal with ‘tricky’ situations and different types of patients (male/female/low literacy/with relatives present/unwilling to share tobacco use status)