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How did application of behaviour change theory explain variation in the effectiveness of interventions in the Cochrane review?

Listen to this audio to learn how social science theory explains variation in the effectiveness of interventions in the Cochrane review?

In this video presentation we introduce the Behaviour Change Wheel.

The objective of the Cochrane review was “To estimate the effectiveness and safety of interventions to improve antibiotic prescribing to hospital inpatients and investigate the effect of two intervention functions: restriction and enablement”.

In the Cochrane review we used Meta-regression to make two comparisons, which will be explored along with the full Meta-regression data in the PowerPoint slides.

In this course we will show how you can apply behaviour change theory to facilitate systematic intervention design by addressing four questions:

  1. What behaviours are you trying to change?
  2. What will it take to bring about the desired change?
  3. What types of broad intervention approaches might be relevant?
  4. What specifically should my intervention involve?

At the end of the course we will revisit the results of the Cochrane Review of Interventions to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing to Hospital Inpatients. We will identify the behaviour change techniques that were used in the enabling interventions.

For a brief summary on applying the Behaviour Change Wheel, please refer to the PDF under the downloads section.

Please find a downloadable PDF of the PowerPoint slides below.

After watching the video, please read the following question and share your comments below:

  • How do you think you could use the Behaviour Change Wheel in your practice?
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Utilising Social Science and Behaviour Change in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes: Improving Healthcare

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