Table 3

Stages of change in the transtheoretical model [according to 37]

Stage

Behavioral change

Adapted to measure the development stages at hospital level


Precontemplation

(Stage 1)

Not intending to take action within the next 6 months

Not yet examined

Contemplation

(Stage 2)

Intending to take action within the next 6 months

Examined, but so far no implementation plan

Preparation

(Stage 3)

Intending to take action in the next 30 days

Implementation planned in the next 12 months

Action

(Stage 4)

Made overt changes less than 6 months ago

Not systematically implemented

Maintenance

(Stage 5)

Made overt changes more than 6 months ago

Systematically implemented/

Deliberate decision against implementation


Briner et al. BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:337   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-337

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