Specifying and reporting complex behaviour change interventions: the need for a scientific method

Implement Sci. 2009 Jul 16:4:40. doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-4-40.


Complex behaviour change interventions are not well described; when they are described, the terminology used is inconsistent. This constrains scientific replication, and limits the subsequent introduction of successful interventions. Implementation Science is introducing a policy of initially encouraging and subsequently requiring the scientific reporting of complex behaviour change interventions.

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