Recommendations for research

Recommendations for research

The guideline committee has made the following recommendations for research.

Key recommendations for research

1 Engaging people with digital and mobile health interventions

How can providers and healthcare professionals identify groups that do not initially engage, or do not stay engaged, with digital and mobile health behaviour change interventions?

2 Effective components of behaviour change interventions

What components and characteristics of digital and mobile health behaviour change interventions are most effective, separately and in combination, to achieve behaviour change?

3 Effects of behaviour change interventions on low socioeconomic and other underserved groups

What is the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of digital and mobile health behaviour change interventions in low socioeconomic and other underserved groups?

4 Populations that will benefit most from digital and mobile health interventions

Are digital and mobile health behaviour change interventions as effective as face-to-face, standard care, or combination approaches for some populations?

5 Harms of behaviour change using digital and mobile health interventions

What are the harms and adverse effects associated with different digital and mobile health behaviour change interventions?

For a short explanation of why the committee made the recommendations for research, see the rationale on recommendations for research.

Full details for all of the recommendations for research for this guideline are in evidence review A: smoking behaviour.

  • Public Health England
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)