Table 7

BCTs and additional techniques used in effective and ineffective studies measuring patient delay (n=10)

BCT numberBCT labelFrequencyEffective studies in which this BCT is present, n (n=5)Ineffective studies in which this BCT is present, n (n=5)
1.1Goal-setting (behaviour)000
1.4Action planning633
3.1Social support (unspecified)000
3.2Social support (practical)000
4.1Instruction on how to perform the behaviour110
4.2Information about antecedents000
5.1Information about health consequences422
5.2Salience of consequences211
6.1Demonstration of the behaviour000
7.1Prompts and cues110
8.1Behavioural practice/rehearsal000
8.2Behaviour substitution000
9.1Credible source220
11.2Reduce negative emotions000
12.5Adding objects to the environment110
13.1Identification of self as a role model000
15.1Verbal persuasion about capability000
Additional techniques
AT1Provision of factual information (eg, on signs and symptoms of disease)1055
AT2Instruction on behaviour (what to do)954
AT3Instruction on intermediate behaviour000
AT4Information about health consequences of intermediate behaviour000
AT5Reflecting on past experiences000
  • BCTs, behaviour change techniques.