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The Behaviour Change Wheel

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A Guide To Designing Interventions


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This is a practical guide to designing and evaluating behaviour change interventions and policies.

It is based on the Behaviour Change Wheel, a synthesis of 19 behaviour change frameworks that draw on a wide range of disciplines and approaches. The guide is for policy makers, practitioners, intervention designers and researchers and introduces a systematic, theory-based method, key concepts and practical tasks.

The Behaviour Change Wheel Guide is aimed to be useable across a wide range of disciplines, types of expertise and approaches. It puts “flesh on the bones” of good practice guidelines, such as the UK’s Medical Research Council’s (MRC) guidance on how to systematically develop and evaluate complex interventions (Craig et al., 2008), specifically its recommendation that interventions should be informed by relevant theories and specified by their component behaviour change techniques. The Guide provides a practical, step-by-step method, illustrated by examples from a wide range of domains and disciplines.

Permission is granted for any of the graphics, figures and tables to be reproduced provided that the source is properly acknowledged. The citation is "Michie S, Atkins L, West R. (2014) The Behaviour Change Wheel: A Guide to Designing Interventions. London: Silverback Publishing. www.behaviourchangewheel.com."

Book author(s) Susan Michie, Lou Atkins & Robert West
Book genre(s) Academic, Behaviour Change, Guide
Total pages 329
ISBN-13 (Paperback) 9781912141005
ISBN-13 (Ebook) 9781912141043
ISBN-13 (PDF) 9781912141081
Practical guide. Great breakdown on how to systematically design behavior change interventions. Thank you for having it in PDF and e-book. I couldn’t find it in my country so it was a great relief buying it from you.
This book was incredibly helpful in aiding the creation of a behaviour change table, utilising COM-B and TDF domains to identify intervention functions and behaviour change techniques for barriers and facilitators, which was then used to create a behaviour change leaflet for Health Psychology. This was for an assessment in my masters degree, and can honestly say, I couldn't have done it without the book. It very clearly explains and outlines COM-B, TDF, intervention functions and the behaviour change technique taxonomy. A must have for health psychology students and professionals in my opinion.
Highly recommend this book for health professional and researchers wanting to understand the Behaviour Change Wheel. Excellent practical worksheets are helpful in understanding how the BCW can be used in the real world.