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Table 2 Behavioural construct domains

From: Improving the care for people with acute low-back pain by allied health professionals (the ALIGN trial): A cluster randomised trial protocol

   Domain measured for behaviour
Domains Explanation X-ray referral1 Advice to stay
active2
Behavioural intention   
Intention The extent to which the practitioner intends to perform the behaviour.
Other behavioural domains   
Beliefs about capabilities The extent to which the practitioner feels confident in/control over performing the behaviour.
Beliefs about consequences The extent to which the practitioner is in favour of performing the behaviour and has positive behavioural beliefs. 3
Knowledge Whether the practitioner has knowledge of the behaviour.
Professional role and identity The extent to which the practitioner feels it is their professional responsibility to perform the behaviour.
Social influences The extent to which the practitioner feels social pressure to engage in the behaviour.
Environmental context and resources The extent to which the practitioner feels the environmental context supports performance of the behaviour.
Memory The extent to which the practitioner remembers to perform the behaviour.
  1. 1Managing patients without referral for plain x-ray.
  2. 2Advising patients to stay active.
  3. 3Includes measurement of practitioners' fear-avoidance beliefs about physical activity and pain.