Table 5

Incorporating the COM-B model into the KTS

KTS stepsProcessesEvidence/sources
Step 1 problem statement.Describe the problem:
Size of problem.
Severity of problem.
Societal burden.
Problem context.
Oral health and performance impacts in elite and professional athletes.1
Step 2 evidence synthesis and description.For all available evidence:
Gain for the individual.
Gain for society.
Context for the evidence.
Contemporary views.
Oral health-related behaviours reported by elite and professional athletes.4
Step 3 establish a knowledge transfer group (KTG).Within the KTG discuss:
KTS step 1(the problem).
KTS step 2 (the evidence).
Completeness and representativeness of the group.
Advisory group.
Focus group.
Expert opinion.
Step 4 intervention (product) development.Product goal.
Target group.
Product context.
COM-B model.
Step 5 evaluation.Use a framework such as:
Study protocol.
Disseminate results (publication)
  • COM-B, capability, opportunity, motivation and behaviour; DBOH, delivering better oral health; KTS, knowledge transfer system.