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Behaviour change strategies for reducing blood pressure-related disease burden: findings from a global implementation research programme

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Behaviour change strategies for reducing blood pressure-related disease burden: findings from a global implementation research programme
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Implementation Science, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13012-015-0331-0
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David Peiris, Simon R Thompson, Andrea Beratarrechea, María K Cárdenas, Francisco Diez-Canseco, Jane Goudge, Joyce Gyamfi, Jemima H Kamano, Vilma Irazola, Claire Johnson, Andre P. Kengne, Ng K Keat, J. J Miranda, Sailesh Mohan, Barbara Mukasa, Eleanor Ng, Robby Nieuwlaat, Olugbenga Ogedegbe, Bruce Ovbiagele, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Devarsetty Praveen, Abdul Salam, Margaret Thorogood, Amanda G Thrift, Rajesh Vedanthan, Salina P Waddy, Jacqui Webster, Ruth Webster, Karen Yeates, Khalid Yusoff, $author.firstName $author.lastName, , , Peiris, David, Thompson, Simon R, Beratarrechea, Andrea, Cárdenas, María Kathia, Diez-Canseco, Francisco, Goudge, Jane, Gyamfi, Joyce, Kamano, Jemima Hoine, Irazola, Vilma, Johnson, Claire, Kengne, Andre P, Keat, Ng Kien, Miranda, J Jaime, Mohan, Sailesh, Mukasa, Barbara, Ng, Eleanor, Nieuwlaat, Robby, Ogedegbe, Olugbenga, Ovbiagele, Bruce, Plange-Rhule, Jacob, Praveen, Devarsetty, Salam, Abdul, Thorogood, Margaret, Thrift, Amanda G, Vedanthan, Rajesh, Waddy, Salina P, Webster, Jacqui, Webster, Ruth, Yeates, Karen, Yusoff, Khalid, Simon R. Thompson, María Kathia Cárdenas, Jemima Hoine Kamano, Ng Kien Keat, J. Jaime Miranda, Amanda G. Thrift, Salina P. Waddy


The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases comprises the majority of the world's public research funding agencies. It is focussed on implementation research to tackle the burden of chronic diseases in low- and middle-income countries and amongst vulnerable populations in high-income countries. In its inaugural research call, 15 projects were funded, focussing on lowering blood pressure-related disease burden. In this study, we describe a reflexive mapping exercise to identify the behaviour change strategies undertaken in each of these projects. Using the Behaviour Change Wheel framework, each team rated the capability, opportunity and motivation of the various actors who were integral to each project (e.g. community members, non-physician health workers and doctors in projects focussed on service delivery). Teams then mapped the interventions they were implementing and determined the principal policy categories in which those interventions were operating. Guidance was provided on the use of Behaviour Change Wheel to support consistency in responses across teams. Ratings were iteratively discussed and refined at several group meetings. There was marked variation in the perceived capabilities, opportunities and motivation of the various actors who were being targeted for behaviour change strategies. Despite this variation, there was a high degree of synergy in interventions functions with most teams utilising complex interventions involving education, training, enablement, environmental restructuring and persuasion oriented strategies. Similar policy categories were also targeted across teams particularly in the areas of guidelines, communication/marketing and service provision with few teams focussing on fiscal measures, regulation and legislation. The large variation in preparedness to change behaviour amongst the principal actors across these projects suggests that the interventions themselves will be variably taken up, despite the similarity in approaches taken. The findings highlight the importance of contextual factors in driving success and failure of research programmes. Forthcoming outcome and process evaluations from each project will build on this exploratory work and provide a greater understanding of factors that might influence scale-up of intervention strategies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Sri Lanka 1 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
Unknown 218 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 41 19%
Student > Master 25 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 8%
Professor 14 6%
Other 68 31%
Unknown 33 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 64 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 29 13%
Social Sciences 16 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 5%
Psychology 11 5%
Other 37 17%
Unknown 52 24%

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