Health Behaviour Change

Models for Designing Behaviour Change Interventions

Related Resources

Courses/Training

  • Intervention Mapping
  • Behaviour Change Wheel

Recommended Reading: Textbooks

Barthlomew Eldredge, L. K. B., Markham, C. M., Kok, G., Ruiter, R. A., & Parcel, G. S. (2016). Planning health promotion programs: an intervention mapping approach. John Wiley & Sons.

DiClemente, R. J., Salazar, L. F., & Crosby, R. A. (2019). Health behavior theory for public health: Principles, foundations, and applications. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Glanz, K., Rimer, B. K., & Viswanath, K. (Eds.). (2015). Health behavior: Theory, research, and practice. John Wiley & Sons. [5th Ed full text]

Green, J., Tones, K., Cross, R. and Woodall, J. (2015) Health Promotion Planning & Strategies. (3rd ed.) Thousand Oaks: California: Sage Publications Ltd.

Hagger, M. S., Cameron, L. D., Hamilton, K., Hankonen, N., & Lintunen, T. (Eds.). (2020). The handbook of behavior change. Cambridge University Press.

Nigg, C. R. (2013). ACSM's Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise. Lippincott

Prestwich, A., Kenworthy, J., & Conner, M. (2017). Health behavior change: Theories, methods and interventions. Routledge.

Recommended Reading: Journal Articles

O’Cathain, A., Croot, L., Sworn, K., Duncan, E., Rousseau, N., Turner, K., ... & Hoddinott, P. (2019). Taxonomy of approaches to developing interventions to improve health: a systematic methods overview. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5(1), 41. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-019-0425-6

Keyworth, C., Epton, T., Goldthorpe, J., Calam, R., & Armitage, C. J. (2020). Delivering Opportunistic Behavior Change Interventions: a Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews. Prevention Science, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-020-01087-6

Kriznik, N. M., Kinmonth, A. L., Ling, T., & Kelly, M. P. (2018). Moving beyond individual choice in policies to reduce health inequalities: the integration of dynamic with individual explanations. Journal of Public Health, 40(4), 764-775. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy045

Tengland, P. A. (2012). Behavior change or empowerment: on the ethics of health-promotion strategies. Public health ethics, 5(2), 140-153. https://doi.org/10.1093/phe/phs022