Behavior change interventions: the potential of ontologies for advancing science and practice

  title={Behavior change interventions: the potential of ontologies for advancing science and practice},
  author={Kai R. T. Larsen and Susan Michie and Eric B. Hekler and Bryan Gibson and Donna Spruijt-Metz and David J Ahern and Heather J. Cole-Lewis and Rebecca J. Bartlett Ellis and Bradford W. Hesse and Richard P. Moser and Jean C. Yi},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
A central goal of behavioral medicine is the creation of evidence-based interventions for promoting behavior change. Scientific knowledge about behavior change could be more effectively accumulated using “ontologies.” In information science, an ontology is a systematic method for articulating a “controlled vocabulary” of agreed-upon terms and their inter-relationships. It involves three core elements: (1) a controlled vocabulary specifying and defining existing classes; (2) specification of the… CONTINUE READING
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