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Table 9 Selecting the policy categories to support the intervention delivery

From: Development of a context-sensitive physical activity intervention for persons living with HIV and AIDS of low socioeconomic status using the behaviour change wheel

Intervention function COM-B component Potentially useful policy categories Does the policy category meet the APEASE criteria?
Education Psychological capability; reflective motivation Communication/marketing Too expensive, since persons of low income are more likely to be of low literacy levels, as well as being unemployed, so they may not be able to read or access relevant information, including communication technologies.
Guidelines No, PA guidelines for PLWHA already exist.
Regulation Possibly in the long term, but not at the present time, because rules or principles of practice can only be established over time.
Legislation Not practicable in this context, as the intervention does not aim to make or change laws.
Service provision Yes, and very practicable, because the intervention designers aim to deliver a service to PLWHA of low SES.
Incentivisation Reflective motivation; automatic motivation Communication/marketing Too expensive, since the participants are of low income or unemployed and of low literacy levels and not able to read or afford information communication technologies.
Guidelines No, PA guidelines for PLWHA already exist.
Fiscal measures Not relevant in this context, this policy uses the tax system to reduce or increase the financial cost in order to change behaviour.
Regulation Possible in the long term, but not present moment, because this policy seeks to establish rules or principles of behaviour.
Legislation Not practicable in this context, since the intervention does not seek to make or change laws.
Service provision Yes, very practicable, because the intervention designers aims to deliver a service to PLWHA of low SES.
Training Physical capability; psychological capability; automatic motivation; physical opportunity Guidelines No, PA guidelines for PLWHA already exist.
Fiscal measures Not relevant in this context, since this policy uses the tax system to reduce or increase the financial cost in order to change behaviour.
Regulation Possible in the long term, but not at the present time, because rules or principles of practice can only be established over time.
Legislation Not practicable in this context, since the intervention does not seek to make or change laws
Service provision Yes, very practicable, because the intervention designers aim to deliver a service to PLWHA of low SES.
Modelling Psychological capability; reflective motivation; automatic motivation; social opportunity Communication/marketing Too expensive, since the participants are of low income or unemployed and of low literacy levels so they may not be able to read or afford information communication technologies
Service provision Yes, very practicable, because the intervention designers aim to deliver a service to PLWHA of low SES.
Enablement Psychological capability; reflective motivation; automatic motivation; physical opportunity; social opportunity Guidelines No, PA guidelines for PLWHA already exist
Fiscal measures Not relevant in this context, since this policy uses the tax system to reduce or increase the financial cost in order to change behaviour.
Regulation Possible in the long term, but not at the present time, because rules or principles of practice can only be established over time
Legislation Not practicable in this context, since the intervention does not seek to make or change laws.
Service provision Yes, very practicable, because the intervention designers aim to deliver a service to PLWHA of low SES.
Policy category selected: Service provision
  1. Adapted from Michie et al. with permission from authors [29]. APEASE = affordability, practicability, effectiveness and cost effectiveness, acceptability, side effects and safety, and equity