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Table 2 Participants’ median scores for the theoretical domains framework barriers at pre-training, post-training and follow-up

From: The impact of Healthy Conversation Skills training on health professionals’ barriers to having behaviour change conversations: a pre-post survey using the Theoretical Domains Framework

Domain Definition Number of items Pre-training (n = 63) Post-training (n = 47) 1 Follow-up (n = 33) Sign rank Sign rank
Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Pre-, post Pre-, follow up
Skills An ability or proficiency acquired through practice 3 4.7 (3.3-5.3) 6.0 (5.7-6.7) 5.7 (5.3-6.0) p < 0.01* p < 0.01*
Social/professional role and identity A coherent set of behaviours and displayed personal qualities of an individual in a social or work setting 4 6.0 (5.5-7.0) 6.5 (6.0-7.0) 6.0 (5.5-7.0) p < 0.01* p = 0.38
Beliefs about capabilities Acceptance of the truth, reality, or validity about an ability, talent, or facility that a person can put to constructive use 3 4.7 (3.3-6.0) 6.0 (5.3-6.3) 5.7 (5.0-6.0) p < 0.01* p < 0.01*
Beliefs about consequences Acceptance of the truth, reality, or validity about outcomes of a behaviour in a given situation 2 6.0 (5.0-6.5) 6.5 (6.0-7.0) 6.0 (5.0-7.0) p < 0.01* p = 0.14
Intentions A conscious decision to perform a behaviour or a resolve to act in a certain way 4 5.4 (4.4-6.4) 6.5 (5.9-7.0) 5.8 (5.1-6.3) p < 0.01* p = 0.23
Goals2 Mental representations of outcomes or end states that an individual wants to achieve 3 4.3 (3.7-5.0) 5.3 (5.0-5.7) 4.7 (4.3-5.3) p < 0.01* p = 0.01*
Memory, attention and decision processes The ability to retain information, focus selectively on aspects of the environment and choose between two or more alternatives 4 4.3 (4.0-5.0) 4.8 (4.0-5.3) 4.8 (4.3-5.3) p = 0.16 p = 0.24
Behavioural Regulation2 Anything aimed at managing or changing objectively observed or measured actions 3 4.0 (3.0-4.7) 4.7 (4.0-5.3) 4.7 (3.7-5.0) p < 0.01* p = 0.05
  1. 1 n = 47 at post-training survey due to incomplete survey responses; 2 discriminant content validity of the items measuring these domains was not demonstrated in Huijg et al. [26]. A score of 1 = strongly disagree/not strong at all/never, and a score of 7 = strongly agree/very strong/always