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Michie S, Wood CE, Johnston M, et al. Behaviour change techniques: the development and evaluation of a taxonomic method for reporting and describing behaviour change interventions (a suite of five studies involving consensus methods, randomised controlled trials and analysis of qualitative data). Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library; 2015 Nov. (Health Technology Assessment, No. 19.99.)

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Chapter 7Facilitating application and usability of the Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy version 1

The developed taxonomy (BCTTv1) lays the foundation for the reliable and systematic specification of BCTs in interventions. It is anticipated that further refinement and development of BCTTv1 will occur as a result of its use and feedback from trainees, researchers, systematic reviewers and practitioners. This chapter outlines the systems that have been put in place to support continued development of the taxonomy and provide ongoing training and support for its users.

Disseminating Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy version 1 development and project progress

A static website was developed during the BCTTv1 project to serve as an informative repository for taxonomy users: www.ucl.ac.uk/health-psychology/bcttaxonomy.97 Google (Google Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA) analytic statistics from 2010 to 2013: 820 page views, 173 visits, 127 unique visits. Supplementary to regular newsletters sent to contacts via e-mail, the website provided users with updates on project progress, featured related publications, useful links and advertised forthcoming training opportunities.

Project progress was widely disseminated at national and international conferences. The ‘Theories and Techniques of Behaviour Change’ special interest group was established in 2012 at the Society for Behavioral Medicine annual conference to provide a platform for developers and users to discuss application, usability and future development of BCTTv1. A similar group was formed at the European Health Psychology Conference in 2013. Individual studies from the BCTTv1 project have been published as peer-reviewed journal articles (see Publications).40,73,96,107

Providing training in use of Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy version 1

Studies 3 and 4 showed that BCTTv1 offers a generally reliable method for specifying the active ingredients of BCIs when used by trained coders. We recommend that coders already trained in the use of BCTTv1 regularly review training materials and check their own reliability. In order to give coders further practice and experience in applying relevant learning principles to coding BCTs, and in order to train new coders using BCTTv1, we have developed an interactive online training portal: www.bct-taxonomy.com.103 It is based on the tutorial training model. This includes practice coding tasks with associated feedback, the possibility of structured discussion guided by an expert tutor and access to a social support network to foster continued learning. It trains coders on a greater number of frequently used BCTs than those taught and evaluated in the current study.

Demand for face-to-face training remains high. Since completion of the project, the team have facilitated a further 100 workshops, training approximately 3000 researchers, practitioners and policy-makers.

Increasing accessibility and usability of Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy version 1

To further increase usability of the taxonomy, a digital version of BCTTv1 as a smartphone and tablet application has been developed. The application is available for download on all mobile platforms (see www.ucl.ac.uk/health-psychology/bcttaxonomy97 for more information). Since launching in early 2014, the app has received 500 downloads via the Google Play™ store and Apple AppSM store (Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA, USA).

Informing future development of Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy version 1

An interactive system is now being developed within the website to receive feedback from users which will inform development of BCTTv2. Discussions are under way to develop an international consortium to receive, synthesize and disseminate feedback from the use of BCTTv1 across populations, settings, behaviours and countries, and to develop a methodology for BCTTv2.

Copyright © Queen’s Printer and Controller of HMSO 2015. This work was produced by Michie et al. under the terms of a commissioning contract issued by the Secretary of State for Health. This issue may be freely reproduced for the purposes of private research and study and extracts (or indeed, the full report) may be included in professional journals provided that suitable acknowledgement is made and the reproduction is not associated with any form of advertising. Applications for commercial reproduction should be addressed to: NIHR Journals Library, National Institute for Health Research, Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, Alpha House, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton SO16 7NS, UK.

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