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Table 1 Themes mapped against level of influence, the COM-B and TDF frameworks’ constructs

From: Who is responsible for assessing children’s weight status? – a qualitative study of health professionals in regional Australia

Level of influence Theme number Theme COM-B component/COM-B subcomponent (TDF domain)
System 1 System approach to weight status assessment is required to normalise the undertaking of this check Capability/Psychological (Behavioural Regulation), Opportunity/ Social (Social Influences), Motivation/ Automatic (Reinforcements)
2 Increasing public awareness about the importance of weight status assessment Capability/ Physiological (Behavioural Regulations),
Opportunity/ Social (Social Influences)
3 Limited public health services available for management of childhood overweight and obesity Capability/ Psychological (Skills), Capability/Physical (Skills)
Opportunity/ Physical (Environmental Context and Resources)
Setting 4 Schools versus other settings were weight status assessment could be undertaken Opportunity/ Physical (Environmental Context and Resources)
Individual 5 Recognition of GPs’ and nurses’ role in children’s routine weight status assessment Capability/Psychological (Knowledge), Capability/ Psychological (Skills), Capability/Physical (Skills), Motivation/ Reflective and Automatic (Social/Professional Identity & Role), Motivation/ Reflective (Beliefs about capabilities)
6 Barriers to assessing weight status in primary school children and discussing the results with families Capability/ Psychological (Memory, Attention and Decision Processes), Motivation/ Reflective (Beliefs about Capabilities), Motivation/ Automatic (Emotions)
7 Objective and subjective methods of weight status assessment Capability/Psychological (Memory, Attention and Decision Processes), Motivation/ Reflective (Beliefs about Capabilities), Motivation/ Reflective (Beliefs about consequences)
8 Conditional raising of weight status topic with parents Capability/ Psychological (Memory, Attention and Decision Processes), Opportunity/ Social (Influences Social), Motivation/ Reflective (Beliefs about Consequences), Motivation/ Reflective Intentions (Motivation and Goals)