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Table 1 Relationships between the TDF and COM-B (adapted from Tables 2 and 3 in Cane et al.) [6]

From: Comparing inductive and deductive analysis techniques to understand health service implementation problems: a case study of childhood vaccination barriers

COM-B components TDF domain definitions
Capability: Psychological Knowledge: An awareness of the existence of something
Behavioural Regulation: Anything aimed at managing or changing objectively observed or measured actions
Capability: Psychological and physical Skills: An ability or proficiency acquired through practice
Capability: Physical Memory, Attention and Decision Processes: The ability to retain information, focus selectively on aspects of the environment and choose between two or more alternatives
Opportunity: Physical Environmental Context and Resources: Any circumstance of a person's situation or environment that discourages or encourages the development of skills and abilities, independence, social competence and adaptive behaviour
Opportunity: Social Social influences: Those interpersonal processes that can cause individuals to change their thoughts, feelings or behaviours
Motivation: Reflective Beliefs about Consequences: Acceptance of the truth, reality or validity about outcomes of a behaviour in a given situation
Beliefs about Capabilities: Acceptance of the truth, reality or validity about an ability, talent or facility that a person can put to constructive use
Intentions: A conscious decision to perform a behaviour or a resolve to act in a certain way
Goals: Mental representations of outcomes or end states that an individual wants to achieve
Motivation: Reflective and automatic Social/Professional Role and Identity: A coherent set of behaviours and displayed personal qualities of an individual in a social or work setting
Optimism: The confidence that things will happen for the best or that desired goals will be attained
Motivation: Automatic Reinforcement: Increasing the probability of a response by arranging a dependent relationship, or contingency, between the response and a given stimulus
Emotion: A complex reaction pattern, involving experiential, behavioural, and physiological elements, by which the individual attempts to deal with a personally significant matter or event