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dc.contributor.authorHagger, Martin S
dc.contributor.authorMoyers, Susette
dc.contributor.authorMcAnally, Kaylyn
dc.contributor.authorMcKinley, Lauren E
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-25T06:51:34Z
dc.date.available2020-05-25T06:51:34Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1743-7199
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17437199.2020.1719184
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/394131
dc.description.abstractSystematic reviews and meta-analyses play an important role in summarising current research on the efficacy of behaviour change interventions and their mechanisms of action. The reviews in this special issue represent a ‘step change’ in evaluating current evidence on behaviour change interventions and mechanisms. This article outlines the findings and emerging issues identified in the reviews (‘known knowns’), and summarises evidence gaps to be addressed in future research (‘known unknowns’). Findings indicate that tests of mechanisms of behaviour change interventions are not routinely conducted in primary studies and research syntheses; reviews and studies do not sufficiently account for study quality; substantive variability exists in descriptions of intervention content and putative mediators implicated in their mechanisms of action; limited data is available on the efficacy of many behaviour change techniques; and moderators of intervention effects and mechanisms are seldom taken into account. Possible solutions include testing effects of isolated behaviour change techniques and mechanisms of action; routine evaluation of study quality in behavioural intervention research; development of an evidence base linking behaviour change techniques with theory-based constructs that comprise mechanisms of action; adoption of fit-for-purpose methods for synthesising behavioural intervention mechanisms of action; and routine testing of moderators in intervention research.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge: Taylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom199
dc.relation.ispartofpageto212
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHealth Psychology Review
dc.relation.ispartofvolume14
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode52
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology, Clinical
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology
dc.subject.keywordsBehaviour change technique
dc.subject.keywordsmechanisms of action
dc.titleKnown knowns and known unknowns on behavior change interventions and mechanisms of action
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHagger, MS; Moyers, S; McAnally, K; McKinley, LE, Known knowns and known unknowns on behavior change interventions and mechanisms of action, Health Psychology Review, 2020, 14 (1), pp. 199-212
dc.date.updated2020-05-25T06:45:24Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyrightThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Health Psychology Review, 14 (1), Pages 199-212 , 12 Feb 2020, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/17437199.2020.1719184
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