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Table 1 Overview of behaviour change techniques included in ImPuls

From: Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a Transdiagnostic group-based exercise intervention: study protocol for a pragmatic multi-site randomized controlled trial

Focus Technique
Motivational (mainly weeks 1–2) Education about positive and negative effects of exercise
Education about optimal modalities of exercise to experience positive psychological effects
Selection of a preferred activity and level of intensity
Self-monitoring of exercise
Imagination of goals being reached in the future
Goal setting
Self-monitoring of goal achievement
Reflection about positive experiences/effects with/of exercise
Reflection about self-monitoring of exercise
Volitional (mainly weeks 3–4) Identification of barriers to exercise
Techniques to overcome barriers
Exercise planning through training plans
Motivational and volitional (weeks 4–24) Social support (family, friends) through the supporters meeting
Social support (other patients, self-organized group meetings)
Self-monitoring of goal achievement
Exercise self-monitoring trough diaries, training plans and analysis of FITT criteria (optimal modality)
  1. All techniques/approaches will be delivered via the exercise therapists and protocoled, supported and guided by the ImPuls App