Specifying and Reporting Complex Behaviour Change Interventions: The Need for a Scientific Method

Susan Michie, Dean Fixsen, Jeremy Grimshaw, Martin Eccles
Complex behaviour change interventions are not well described; when they are described, the terminology used is inconsistent. This constrains scientific replication, and limits the subsequent introduction of successful interventions. Implementation Science is introducing a policy of initially encouraging and subsequently requiring the scientific reporting of complex behaviour change interventions.

Michie, S., Fixsen, D., Grimshaw, J., & Eccles, M. (2009). Specifying and Reporting Complex Behaviour Change Interventions: The Need for a Scientific Method. Implementation Science, 4(1).