Healthcare guidelines in health behaviour change interventions: quality appraisal and implementation

Protogerou, Cleo and Gladwell, Valerie (2023) Healthcare guidelines in health behaviour change interventions: quality appraisal and implementation. The European Health Psychologist, 22 (9). pp. 922-933. ISSN 2225-6962

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In this position paper, we note that appraisals of health behaviour change
interventions (HBCIs) focus on identifying intervention particulars (e.g.,
techniques, design, theoretical underpinnings, psychological mechanisms, delivery modes) most prominently and consistently associated with desired behaviour change. However, a key aspect of interventions, the implemented healthcare guidelines, do not undergo intensive scrutiny in
intervention research. We provide evidence to show that available healthcare guidelines may be flawed, and as such, may result in ineffective interventions and potential harms for guideline and intervention recipients. We therefore argue that HBCIs would benefit from investigating the accuracy and quality of the embedded guidelines, by using established
guideline appraisal frameworks, and we provide examples of how this can be, systematically, done.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: health behaviour change interventions, healthcare guidelines, healthcare accuracy and appraisal, the Practice Guidelines Evaluation and Adaptation Cycle (PGEAC) framework
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Other Departments (Central units) > Research & Enterprise
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2023 15:51
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2023 15:51

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