A taxonomy of behavior change techniques used in interventions.

  title={A taxonomy of behavior change techniques used in interventions.},
  author={Charles Abraham and Susan Michie},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={27 3},
  • C. AbrahamS. Michie
  • Published 29 April 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
OBJECTIVE Without standardized definitions of the techniques included in behavior change interventions, it is difficult to faithfully replicate effective interventions and challenging to identify techniques contributing to effectiveness across interventions. This research aimed to develop and test a theory-linked taxonomy of generally applicable behavior change techniques (BCTs). DESIGN Twenty-six BCTs were defined. Two psychologists used a 5-page coding manual to independently judge the… 

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