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Table 7 An example of parameters, methods of behaviour change, and practical applications for a staff determinant of behaviour

From: Using intervention mapping to develop an occupational advice intervention to aid return to work following hip and knee replacement in the United Kingdom

Determinant: Knowledge and awareness

Change objective

Methods of behaviour change




Members of the outpatient clinic team know the process of identifying RTW patients before their appointment with surgeon:

• how

• when

• where

Discussion (Elaboration Likelihood Model)

Encouraging consideration of topic in open formal debate.

Listening to learner to ensure correct schemas are activated.

Each member of team has own study pack containing this information.

Providing Cues (Theories of Information Processing)

Assuring that the same cues are present at the time of learning and time of retrieval.

Work best when people select and provide own cues.

Study pack uses chunking, advance organisers and imagery methods to aid learning

Individualisation /tailoring (Trans-Theoretical Model)

Matching to participant characteristics

Tailoring to participant, relevant to learner’s needs

Staff to suggest cues to action, e.g. posters/photos on ward/in clinic

Tailored staff training