Your browser doesn't support JavaScript. Please upgrade to a modern browser or enable JavaScript in your existing browser.
Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
Archive print banner

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.

Figure 2. Generic analytic framework for counseling interventions

Figure depicts analytic framework. For text description, go to text under figure.

Text Description:

Numbers refer to key questions as follows: (1) Is there direct evidence that behavioral/counseling interventions reduce disease morbidity and/or mortality? (2) What is the prevalence of risky behavior(s) in the target group? Are there distinct patient groups for whom different intervention strategies apply? (3) Are there effective, feasible, and reliable assessment tools to identify those in need of interventions? (4) Does the behavioral/counseling intervention result in change in intermediate behavioral or other outcomes? (a) What are the essential elements of efficacious interventions? (b) Are there differences in efficacy in important patient subgroups? (c) How do intervention efficacy and effectiveness compare? (5) Does the behavior change lead to reduced morbidity and/or mortality? Do other intermediate outcomes related to the behavior change lead to decreased morbidity and/or mortality? (6) Is assessment for the behavioral/counseling intervention acceptable to patients? Does it result in adverse effects? (7) Is the behavioral/counseling intervention acceptable to patients? Does it result in adverse effects?

* An intervention condition is a distinct group identified through the assessment process that receives a different intervention. Evidence for each of the intervention conditions may be reviewed separately.

Return to Document

 

The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.

 

AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care