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Table 1 COM-B Model

From: Determinants of clean birthing practices in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review

CapabilityThe individual’s psychological and physical capacity to engage in the activity concerned.PsychologicalThe capacity to engage in the necessary thought processes - comprehension, reasoning et al.
PhysicalPhysical capacity to engage in the activity concerned. Includes having the necessary skills.
MotivationAll brain processes that energise and direct behaviour, not just goals and conscious decision-making.ReflectiveReflective processes that involve evaluations and plans.
AutomaticAutomatic processes that involve emotions, impulses that arise from associative learning, and/or innate dispositions.
OpportunityAll the factors that lie outside the individual that make the behaviour possible or prompt it.SocialSocial opportunity afforded by the cultural milieu that dictates the way that we think about things (e.g. the words and concepts that make up our language).
PhysicalPhysical opportunity afforded by the environment.
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