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Table 1 Theory of Planned Behaviour-Based Coding Criteria

From: “It all needs to be a full jigsaw, not just bits”: exploration of healthcare professionals’ beliefs towards supported self-management for long-term conditions

Belief Themes Belief Sub-Themes
Terminology Definition Terminology Definition Example
Behavioural Belief about consequences of conducting SSM. Instrumental. Beliefs about what SSM will achieve. “SSM will improve/hinder patient outcomes”.
Experiential. Beliefs about how SSM feels to conduct. “SSM feels like it will/won’t be positive to do”.
Subjective Norm Beliefs about important others (e.g. patients, senior clinicians) beliefs’ towards SSM. Norms. Beliefs about whether SSM is organizationally standard practice. “SSM is not/ promoted by the organization”.
Pressure. Beliefs about how others who are important to them feel about SSM. All/none of my colleagues think SSM is positive”.
Perceived Behavioural Control Beliefs about control over conducting SSM. Self-Efficacy. Beliefs about confidence one can appropriately use SSM. “I feel like I am not/ already able to use SSM”.
Controllability. Beliefs about whether using SSM is their choice. “SSM use is not/up to me and the patient”.