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Table 1 Scoring system for choosing potential behaviour change techniques (BCTs) to include in intervention

From: Systematic Techniques to Enhance rEtention in Randomised controlled trials: the STEER study protocol

Decision on inclusion Scoring for each BCTa
Agreed use Two or more raters scored with a 2 or 3, except if the third rater scored a 0
Agreed non-use Two or more raters scored with a 0
Disagreement One rater scored with a 0 and two raters scored with a 2 or 3
Uncertain All other cells in the matrix
  1. aThree raters independently score each BCT as 0–3, where 0 = no, 1 = possibly, 2 = probably and 3 = definitely. Taken from Michie et al. [27]