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Table 2 Number of behavioural support sessions in which each BCT was delivered according to manual specification across both services

From: Assessing fidelity of delivery of smoking cessation behavioural support in practice

BCT label Number of sessions BCT delivered in according to manual (max 34)
1. Provide information on the consequences of smoking and smoking cessation 4/7 (57%)
2. Boost motivation and self-efficacy 2/2 (100%)
3. Provide rewards contingent on successfully stopping smoking 13/22 (59%)
4. Provide rewards contingent on effort or progress 18/22 (82%)
5. Prompt commitment from the client there and then 2/13 (15%)
6. Strengthen ex-smoker identity 2/2 (100%)
7. Identify reasons for wanting and not wanting to stop smoking 9/13 (69%)
8. Measure carbon monoxide (CO) and explain the purpose of CO monitoring 30/34 (88%)
9. Distract from motivation to engage in behaviour 1/2 (50%)
10. Facilitate barrier identification and problem solving 6/9 (67%)
11. Facilitate relapse prevention and coping 7/13 (54%)
12. Facilitate action planning/ develop treatment plan 8/12 (67%)
13. Facilitate goal setting 3/9 (33%)
14. Prompt review of set goals 15/28 (54%)
15. Prompt self-recording 4/6 (67%)
16. Advise on changing routines 2/4 (50%)
17. Advise on environmental restructuring 4/6 (67%)
18. Advise on avoidance of cues for smoking 2/2 (100%)
19. Set graded tasks 0/4 (0%)
20. Advise on stop-smoking medication 32/34 (94%)
21. Advise on/facilitate use of social support 2/13 (15%)
22. Ask about experiences of stop smoking medications that the smoker is using 22/30 (73%)
23. Give options for additional/later support 3/7 (43%)
24. Emphasize choice 2/7 (29%)
25. Build general rapport 22/23 (96%)
26. General practitioner communication approaches 13/13 (100%)
27. Explain expectations regarding treatment programme 9/10 (90%)
28. Offer/direct towards appropriate written materials 7/25 (28%)
29. Information gathering and assessment 12/12 (100%)
30. Provide reassurance 8/13 (62%)