Experiences of using the Theoretical Domains Framework across diverse clinical environments: a qualitative study

Phillips, Cameron J., Marshall, Andrea P., Chaves, Nadia J., Jankelowitz, Stacey K., Lin, Ivan B., Loy, Clement T., Rees, Gwyneth, Sakzewski, Leanne, Thomas, Susie, To, The-Phung, Wilkinson, Shelley A. and Michie, Susan (2015) Experiences of using the Theoretical Domains Framework across diverse clinical environments: a qualitative study. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 8 139-146. doi:10.2147/JMDH.S78458


Author Phillips, Cameron J.
Marshall, Andrea P.
Chaves, Nadia J.
Jankelowitz, Stacey K.
Lin, Ivan B.
Loy, Clement T.
Rees, Gwyneth
Sakzewski, Leanne
Thomas, Susie
To, The-Phung
Wilkinson, Shelley A.
Michie, Susan
Title Experiences of using the Theoretical Domains Framework across diverse clinical environments: a qualitative study
Journal name Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1178-2390
Publication date 2015-03-18
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2147/JMDH.S78458
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 8
Start page 139
End page 146
Total pages 8
Place of publication Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Publisher Dove Medical Press
Language eng
Abstract Background: The Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) is an integrative framework developed from a synthesis of psychological theories as a vehicle to help apply theoretical approaches to interventions aimed at behavior change.
Formatted abstract
Background: The Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) is an integrative framework developed from a synthesis of psychological theories as a vehicle to help apply theoretical approaches to interventions aimed at behavior change.

Purpose: This study explores experiences of TDF use by professionals from multiple disciplines across diverse clinical settings.

Methods: Mixed methods were used to examine experiences, attitudes, and perspectives of health professionals in using the TDF in health care implementation projects. Individual interviews were conducted with ten health care professionals from six disciplines who used the TDF in implementation projects. Deductive content and thematic analysis were used.

Results: Three main themes and associated subthemes were identified including: 1) reasons for use of the TDF (increased confidence, broader perspective, and theoretical underpinnings); 2) challenges using the TDF (time and resources, operationalization of the TDF) and; 3) future use of the TDF.

Conclusion: The TDF provided a useful, flexible framework for a diverse group of health professionals working across different clinical settings for the assessment of barriers and targeting resources to influence behavior change for implementation projects. The development of practical tools and training or support is likely to aid the utility of TDF.
Keyword Barriers and enablers
Behavioral change
Evidence-based practice
Implementation
Health care
Theoretical Domains Framework
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID 1035960
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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