Mental contrasting as a behaviour change technique: a systematic review protocol paper of effects, mediators and moderators on health

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621355
Title:
Mental contrasting as a behaviour change technique: a systematic review protocol paper of effects, mediators and moderators on health
Authors:
Cross, Ainslea ( 0000-0001-5465-3283 ) ; Sheffield, David ( 0000-0001-9121-1783 )
Abstract:
Background Mental contrasting is a self-regulation strategy that is required for strong goal commitment. In mental contrasting, individuals firstly imagine a desired future or health goal that contrasted with the reality proceeding the goal state, which after reflection is viewed as an obstacle (Oettingen et al. J Pers Soc Psychol 80:736–753, 2001). Mentally contrasting a positive future with reality enables individuals to translate positive attitudes and high efficacy into strong goal commitment. Methods A systematic review of the literature is proposed to explore the efficacy of mental contrasting as a behaviour change technique (Michie et al., Ann Behav Med 46: 81-95, 2013) for health. The review also aims to identify the effects of mental contrasting on health-related behaviour, as well as identifying mediator and moderator variables. Discussion This will be the first systematic review of mental contrasting as a health behaviour change technique. With sufficient studies, a meta-analysis will be conducted with sensitivity and sub group analyses. If meta-analysis is not appropriate, a narrative synthesis of the reviewed studies will be conducted. Systematic review registration Review protocol registered on PROSPERO reference CRD42016034202.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Cross, A. and Sheffield, D. (2016) 'Mental contrasting as a behaviour change technique: a systematic review protocol paper of effects, mediators and moderators on health', Systematic Reviews, 5 (1)
Publisher:
Biomed Central
Journal:
Systematic Reviews
Issue Date:
25-Nov-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621355
DOI:
10.1186/s13643-016-0382-6
Additional Links:
http://systematicreviewsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13643-016-0382-6
Type:
Research Report
Language:
en
ISSN:
20464053
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
University of Derby Online (UDOL)

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dc.contributor.authorCross, Ainsleaen
dc.contributor.authorSheffield, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-08T13:44:14Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-08T13:44:14Z-
dc.date.issued2016-11-25-
dc.identifier.citationCross, A. and Sheffield, D. (2016) 'Mental contrasting as a behaviour change technique: a systematic review protocol paper of effects, mediators and moderators on health', Systematic Reviews, 5 (1)en
dc.identifier.issn20464053-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s13643-016-0382-6-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621355-
dc.description.abstractBackground Mental contrasting is a self-regulation strategy that is required for strong goal commitment. In mental contrasting, individuals firstly imagine a desired future or health goal that contrasted with the reality proceeding the goal state, which after reflection is viewed as an obstacle (Oettingen et al. J Pers Soc Psychol 80:736–753, 2001). Mentally contrasting a positive future with reality enables individuals to translate positive attitudes and high efficacy into strong goal commitment. Methods A systematic review of the literature is proposed to explore the efficacy of mental contrasting as a behaviour change technique (Michie et al., Ann Behav Med 46: 81-95, 2013) for health. The review also aims to identify the effects of mental contrasting on health-related behaviour, as well as identifying mediator and moderator variables. Discussion This will be the first systematic review of mental contrasting as a health behaviour change technique. With sufficient studies, a meta-analysis will be conducted with sensitivity and sub group analyses. If meta-analysis is not appropriate, a narrative synthesis of the reviewed studies will be conducted. Systematic review registration Review protocol registered on PROSPERO reference CRD42016034202.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBiomed Centralen
dc.relation.urlhttp://systematicreviewsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13643-016-0382-6en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Systematic Reviewsen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectBehaviour changeen
dc.subjectGoal settingen
dc.subjectMental contrastingen
dc.subjectImplementation intentionsen
dc.subjectSelf regulationen
dc.titleMental contrasting as a behaviour change technique: a systematic review protocol paper of effects, mediators and moderators on healthen
dc.typeResearch Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalSystematic Reviewsen
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