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Table 3 Decision-making phase

From: Enhancing the Behaviour Change Wheel with synthesis, stakeholder involvement and decision-making: a case example using the ‘Enhancing the Quality of Psychological Interventions Delivered by Telephone’ (EQUITy) research programme

  Ideal Possible compromises Worked example
Personnel Widest possible grouping of fully trained stakeholders • Multidisciplinary research team
• Behavioural scientists plus practitioners
Face-to-face meeting of an intervention development subgroup comprised of a behavioural scientist, principal investigators, programme manager, researcher, patient and public involvement lead
Input Recommendations based on RAND/UCLA analyses of multiple stakeholder groups conducted separately Recommendations based on RAND/UCLA analyses of single expert group Three days prior to face-to-face meeting, intervention development subgroup (n=6) received output of phase 2
Identify intervention content All stakeholder groups agree fully on intervention domains. Translate intervention domains into behaviour change techniques and modes of delivery using APEASE criteria Decide on decision rules to aid choice of intervention domains. Translate intervention domains into behaviour change techniques and modes of delivery using APEASE criteria Agree criterion of two or more stakeholder groups from phase two rating domains as ‘essential’ (i.e. Median ≥ 7 on round 3). Translate intervention domains into behaviour change techniques and modes of delivery using APEASE criteria
Final approvals Full multidisciplinary research team and all stakeholders provided with intervention materials for feedback.
Details of the behaviour change intervention described using the Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR)
Subgroup of multidisciplinary research team and stakeholders provided with intervention materials for feedback.
Details of the behaviour change intervention described using the Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR)
Full multidisciplinary research team provided with intervention materials for feedback.
Details of the behaviour change intervention described using the Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR)