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Table 1 Key Intervention Mapping terms

From: Supporting carers of stroke survivors to reduce carer burden: development of the Preparing is Caring intervention using Intervention Mapping

Key term Description
Behavioural outcomes Expected outcomes of the intervention that are specified in terms of overall behaviours to be performed by the individual
Environmental outcomes Expected outcomes of the intervention that are specified at the levels beyond the individual e.g. interpersonal, organisational, community
Performance objectives An expanded list of the specific behaviours and actions that when performed together produce the behavioural and environmental outcomes
Theoretical determinants Constructs from theories that influence whether individual behaviours and behaviours of environmental agents can be changed; examples include knowledge, skills and beliefs about capabilities
Change objectives The change objectives state what the intervention should modify to influence performance objectives to achieve the behavioural and environmental outcomes
Matrices of change The matrices of change objectives outline the most immediate change to be addressed by the intervention and provide a basis for selecting theoretical methods and practical applications for the intervention in the next stage of Intervention Mapping
Theoretical methods The theoretical methods are general techniques for influencing the theoretical determinants of behaviours and environmental conditions. Examples include modelling and belief selection.
Practical applications Practical applications are the means by which the theoretical methods are delivered in a way that fit the relevant population and content. An example is video clips including role play