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Table 2 Priority domains mapped to intervention functions

From: Barriers and facilitators of evidence-based management of patients with bacterial infections among general dental practitioners: a theory-informed interview study

Domains identified as priorities (i.e. high frequency and existing barriers to be targeted) Targets for change Intervention functions [36] Intervention function definition [36]
Behavioural regulation CPD programmes are required. Training Imparting skills
Updated SDCEP or other guidelines are required. Enablement Increasing means/reducing barriers to increase capability (beyond education and training) or opportunity (beyond environmental structuring)
Modelling Providing an example for people to aspire to or imitate
Education Increasing knowledge or understanding
Social influences Patient behaviour or demands influence my behaviour. Restriction Using rules to reduce the opportunity to engage in the target behaviour (or to increase the target behaviour by reducing the opportunity to engage in competing behaviours)
Environmental restructuring Changing the physical or social context
Enablement (See above)
Modelling (See above)
Reinforcement There are no incentives to conducting local measures. Training (See above)
Environmental restructuring (See above)
Incentivisation Creating the expectation of reward
Coercion Creating the expectation or punishment or cost
Environmental context and resources Lack of time plays a big part in managing bacterial infections. Training (See above)
Restriction (See above)
Environmental restructuring (See above)
Enablement (See above)
Beliefs about consequences Local measures involve a lot of time to conduct it successfully. Modelling (See above)
Local measures occasionally make things worse. Education (See above)
Persuasion Using communication to induce positive or negative feelings or simulate action