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Table 1 WIDER recommendations to improve reporting of the content of behavior change interventions

From: Development of a checklist to assess the quality of reporting of knowledge translation interventions using the Workgroup for Intervention Development and Evaluation Research (WIDER) recommendations

WIDER recommendations Supplementary recommendations
Detailed description of interventions in published papers 1) Characteristics of those delivering the intervention
2) Characteristics of the recipients
3) The setting
4) The mode of delivery
5) The intensity
6) The duration
7) Adherence/fidelity to delivery protocols
8) Detailed description of the intervention content provided for each study group
Clarification of assumed change process and design principles 1) The intervention development
2) The change techniques used in the intervention
3) The causal processes targeted by these change techniques
Access to intervention manuals/protocols, Submit protocols or manuals for publication to make these supplementary materials easily accessible (i.e., online).
Detailed description of active control conditions 1) Characteristics of those delivering the control
2) Characteristics of the recipients
3) The setting
4) The mode of delivery
5) The intensity
6) The duration
7) Adherence/fidelity to delivery protocols
8) Detailed description of the control content provided