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Table 2 Normalization Process Theory constructs

From: Acceptability of a cessation intervention for pregnant smokers: a qualitative study guided by Normalization Process Theory

Construct Definition
Coherence The process of sense-making and understanding that individuals and organisations have to go through in order to promote or inhibit the routine embedding of a practice to its users. These processes are energized by investments of meaning made by participants.
Cognitive Participation The process that individuals and organisations have to go through in order to enrol individuals to engage with the new practice. These processes are energized by investments of commitment made by participants.
Collective Action The work that individuals and organisations have to do to enact the new practice. These processes are energized by investments of effort made by participants.
Reflexive Monitoring The informal and formal appraisal of a new practice once it is in use, in order to assess its advantages and disadvantages and which develops users’ comprehension of the effects of a practice. These processes are energized by investments in appraisal made by participants.
  1. Taken from Finch et al. [20]