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Table 2 Summary of conclusions from the Behaviour Change Wheel framework process

From: Implementing cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines to translate evidence-based medicine and shared decision making into general practice: theory-based intervention development, qualitative piloting and quantitative feasibility

Intervention functions Behavioural components served by intervention functions Behaviour change techniques (BCTs) to deliver intervention functions Policy categories through which BCTs can be delivered Intervention strategy
• Education
• Training
• Persuasion
• Psychological capability (understanding role of risk factors, risk communication) [16, 17]
• Physical opportunity (access to updated evidence on risk/benefit in line with Australian guidelines) [16, 23, 24]
• Reflective motivation (attitude towards using guidelines for perceived low/high risk cases) [16]
• Information about health consequences
• Feedback on behaviour
• Instruction on how to perform a behaviour
• Action planning
• Social comparison
• Guidelines Online version of guidelines to enable national access, linked to:
• 5-year risk calculator that integrates assessment and management guidelines including clear role of risk factors
• Updated evidence on benefits and harms for medication + lifestyle options
• Decision aid for patients to improve communication
• Hypothetical patient cases with feedback as part of audit and feedback training exercise [based on existing resources]