Explaining clinical behaviors using multiple theoretical models.

TitleExplaining clinical behaviors using multiple theoretical models.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsEccles MP, Grimshaw JM, Maclennan G, Bonetti D, Glidewell L, Pitts NB, Steen N, Thomas R, Walker A, Johnston M
JournalImplementation science : IS
Date Published2012

In the field of implementation research, there is an increased interest in use of theory when designing implementation research studies involving behavior change. In 2003, we initiated a series of five studies to establish a scientific rationale for interventions to translate research findings into clinical practice by exploring the performance of a number of different, commonly used, overlapping behavioral theories and models. We reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the methods, the performance of the theories, and consider where these methods sit alongside the range of methods for studying healthcare professional behavior change.

Alternate JournalImplement Sci