Letters Assessing complex interventions

Importance of behaviour in interventions

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2472 (Published 11 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2472
  1. Jill J Francis, senior research fellow1
  2. on behalf of Marie Johnston, Jennifer Burr, Alison Avenell, Craig R Ramsay, Marion K Campbell, and Susan Michie
  1. 1Health Services Research Unit, Health Sciences Building, University of Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
  1. j.francis{at}abdn.ac.uk

    Many simple interventions are actually complex, so the guidance on developing and evaluating complex interventions is applicable more generally than might have been thought in the past.1

    The nature of behavioural instructions can influence the recipients’ intentions to adhere to and their success in …

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