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Table 1 Steps for designing interventions to change community pharmacists’ behaviour in mental health care[12]

From: A theory-informed approach to mental health care capacity building for pharmacists

Steps Activities
Step 1: Identify the target behaviours of pharmacists Answer the questions: Who needs to do what differently, when, where and how?
Step 2: Understand the target behaviours of pharmacists in community pharmacy contexts Answer the questions: Why do we do what we do? What needs to change to do things differently? Conduct a COM-B assessment (Figure 2).
Step 3: Consider the full range of interventions functions Use the Behaviour Change Wheel (Figure 3).
Step 4: Identify specific behaviour change techniques Use behaviour change techniques based on published evidence, if available, and tacit knowledge to support their use in changing the behaviours of pharmacists.