Applying the behaviour change technique (BCT) taxonomy v1:a study of coder training

Wood, Caroline E, Richardson, Michelle, Johnston, Marie, Abraham, Charles, Francis, Jill, Hardeman, Wendy ORCID: and Michie, Susan (2015) Applying the behaviour change technique (BCT) taxonomy v1:a study of coder training. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 5 (2). pp. 134-148. ISSN 1869-6716

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Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy v1 (BCTTv1) has been used to detect active ingredients of interventions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate effectiveness of user training in improving reliable, valid and confident application of BCTTv1 to code BCTs in intervention descriptions. One hundred sixty-one trainees (109 in workshops and 52 in group tutorials) were trained to code frequent BCTs. The following measures were taken before and after training: (i) inter-coder agreement, (ii) trainee agreement with expert consensus, (iii) confidence ratings and (iv) coding competence. Coding was assessed for 12 BCTs (workshops) and for 17 BCTs (tutorials). Trainees completed a course evaluation. Methods improved agreement with expert consensus (p < .05) but not inter-coder agreement (p = .08, p = .57, respectively) and increased confidence for BCTs assessed (both p < .05). Methods were as effective as one another at improving coding competence (p = .55). Training was evaluated positively. The training improved agreement with expert consensus, confidence for BCTs assessed, coding competence but not inter-coder agreement. This varied according to BCT.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: behavior change techniques,taxonomy,training methods
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2015 08:21
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 02:33
DOI: 10.1007/s13142-014-0290-z

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