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Table 2 Performance objectives, determinants of change, theoretical methods and practical applications in the HPC programme

From: Healthy Parent Carers programme: development and feasibility of a novel group-based health-promotion intervention

Performance Objectives (i.e. actions to achieve intervention outcomes) Determinant of Change Selected Theoretical Methods (Behaviour Change Techniques, BCTs) Practical Applications for BCTs (Delivery strategies)
1. Understand the behaviours (i.e. CLANGERS) and psychological outcomes (i.e. resilience, empowerment) 1. Knowledge (i.e. understanding of the links between health and behaviours, awareness of risks and consequences, awareness of current behaviours) 1. Provide/exchange information about behaviour-health link Booklet, group brainstorming and discussions
2. Understand the link with health and wellbeing 2. Attitudes (i.e. beliefs about consequences of action and inaction) 2. Provide/exchange instructions on practical strategies Booklet, group brainstorming and discussions
3. Assess your current situation (i.e. self-assessments, self-monitoring) 3. Self-efficacy (i.e. belief about capabilities, confidence in one’s ability) 3. Prompt barrier identification and problem solving Booklet, group brainstorming and discussions
4. Build motivation for change (i.e. identify personal reasons for change) 4. Social support (i.e. emotional and practical social support within and outside the group) 4. Prompt practice Practical group activities
5. Identify practical strategies 5. Skills (i.e. learning and practice of skills for behaviour change skills and for health behaviours) 5. Prompt specific goal setting Booklet, worksheets used in the sessions
6. Set specific goals (action plan)   6. Prompt use of prompts and rewards Booklet
7. Perform the behaviours   7. Prompt self-monitoring Booklet, worksheets to use between sessions
8. Re-asses your situation (i.e. self-monitor, review, reflect)   8. Prompt goal/progress review Booklet, group discussions
9. Revise or adjust the behaviour, goal/action plan   9. Provide general support and encouragement Group discussions and group activities
   10. Provide opportunities for social comparisons Group activities