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Table 2 Behavioral-change domains and descriptive codes

From: Using psychological theory to inform methods to optimize the implementation of a hand hygiene intervention

Behavioral-change domains Descriptive codes
Knowledge Description of information and knowledge as facilitators to performing HH and using the EMS.
Skills Description of skills and competencies as facilitators to performing HH and using the EMS.
Social/professional role and identity (self-standards) Description of the staff’s role and identity on the unit as facilitators to performing HH and using the EMS.
Beliefs about capabilities (self-efficacy) Description of perceived self-efficacy and control of behaviors as facilitators to performing HH and using the EMS.
Beliefs about consequences (anticipated outcomes/ attitudes) Description of beliefs about the consequences as facilitators to performing HH and using the EMS.
Motivation and goals (intention) Description of motivation and goals as facilitators to performing HH and using the EMS.
Memory, attention, and decision processes Description of memory, attention, and decision processes as facilitators to performing HH and using the EMS.
Environmental context and resources (environmental constraints) Description of availability and accessibility of resources as facilitators to performing HH and using the EMS.
Social influences (norms) Description of social influence and the role of the healthcare team as facilitators to performing HH and using the EMS.
Emotion Description of emotion (stress, fear, burnout, or positive or negative emotional responses) as a facilitator to performing HH and using the EMS.
Behavioral regulation Description of behavioral regulation as a facilitator to performing HH and using the EMS.
Nature of the behaviours Description of the nature of the behavior as a facilitator to performing HH and using the EMS.
  1. HH = hand hygiene; EMS = electronic monitoring system.