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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Guidance on how to develop complex interventions to improve health and healthcare
Author(s): O'Cathain, Alicia
Croot, Liz
Duncan, Edward
Rousseau, Nikki
Sworn, Katie
Turner, Katrina M
Yardley, Lucy
Hoddinott, Pat
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: O'Cathain A, Croot L, Duncan E, Rousseau N, Sworn K, Turner KM, Yardley L & Hoddinott P (2019) Guidance on how to develop complex interventions to improve health and healthcare. BMJ Open, 9, Art. No.: e029954.
Abstract: Objective To provide researchers with guidance on actions to take during intervention development. Summary of key points Based on a consensus exercise informed by reviews and qualitative interviews, we present key principles and actions for consideration when developing interventions to improve health. These include seeing intervention development as a dynamic iterative process, involving stakeholders, reviewing published research evidence, drawing on existing theories, articulating programme theory, undertaking primary data collection, understanding context, paying attention to future implementation in the real world and designing and refining an intervention using iterative cycles of development with stakeholder input throughout. Conclusion Researchers should consider each action by addressing its relevance to a specific intervention in a specific context, both at the start and throughout the development process.
DOI Link: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029954
Rights: © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2019. Re-use permitted under CC BY. Published by BMJ. This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported (CC BY 4.0) license, which permits others to copy, redistribute, remix, transform and build upon this work for any purpose, provided the original work is properly cited, a link to the licence is given, and indication of whether changes were made. See:
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