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Table 2 Summary of ‘Top Hypotheses’ (i.e., those voted as one of the top ‘50’ by > 50% of the sample)

From: Informing the research agenda for optimizing audit and feedback interventions: results of a prioritization exercise

Hypotheses (theme) Number of participants who chose this hypotheses (%)
A&F interventions will be more effective…
 1. …if the feedback is provided by a trusted source (Trustworthiness/Credibility) 45 (74%)
 2. …if recipients are involved in the design/development of the feedback intervention (Decision Processes or Conceptual Model) 37 (61%)
 3. …when recommendations related to the feedback are based on good quality evidence (Trustworthiness/Credibility) 37 (61%)
 4. …if the behaviour is under the control of the recipient (Self -Efficacy/Control) 35 (57%)
 5. …if it addresses barriers and facilitators (drivers) to behaviour change (Remove Barriers) 33 (54%)
 6. …if it suggests clear action plans (Enable Action Plans/Coping Strategies) 32 (52%)
 7. …when target/goal/optimal rates are clear and explicit (Goal Setting) 31 (51%)