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Design of a Planner-Based Intervention to Facilitate Diet Behaviour Change in Type 2 Diabetes Cradock, Kevin A.; Quinlan, Leo R.; Finucane, Francis M.; Gainforth, Heather; Martin Ginis, Kathleen A. (Kathleen Anne), 1968-; Sanders, Elizabeth B.-N.; ÓLaighin, Gearóid


Diet behaviour is influenced by the interplay of the physical and social environment as well as macro-level and individual factors. In this study, we focus on diet behaviour at an individual level and describe the design of a behaviour change artefact to support diet behaviour change in persons with type 2 diabetes. This artefact was designed using a human-centred design methodology and the Behaviour Change Wheel framework. The designed artefact sought to support diet behaviour change through the addition of healthy foods and the reduction or removal of unhealthy foods over a 12-week period. These targeted behaviours were supported by the enabling behaviours of water consumption and mindfulness practice. The artefact created was a behaviour change planner in calendar format, that incorporated behaviour change techniques and which focused on changing diet behaviour gradually over the 12-week period. The behaviour change planner forms part of a behaviour change intervention which also includes a preparatory workbook exercise and one-to-one action planning sessions and can be customised for each participant.

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