Research Brief

Developing the Precision Paradigm Theories of Behavior and Behavior Change Home Visiting Model Survey Results Link copied to clipboard

April 2023


Lori Burrell, Ciara Spinosa, Allison West, Kay O'Neil, and Anne Duggan

Precision Paradigm Focus Areas

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HARC is building a standard framework and language – the Precision Paradigm – to promote cross-model, precision home visiting research. Our foundation is the work of the Human Behaviour Change Project and we are using input from those with an interest in home visiting to specify details of the Paradigm to make sure it is useful and relevant. One such group, and the focus of this brief, is national home visiting model developers and representatives.

To develop resources to support the use of relevant, high-quality theories in intervention design and research, we first surveyed intervention researchers to assess the quality and relevance of theories of behavior and behavior change to home visiting.

Next, we elicited feedback from representatives of national home visiting models to assess the comprehensiveness of the list of theories selected to include in HARC resources. This brief details other theories, models, and frameworks that representatives named as relevant to the theoretical underpinning of their home visiting models.

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