Background Small groups are used to promote health, well-being, and personal change by altering members’ perceptions, beliefs, expectations, and behaviour patterns. An extensive cross-disciplinary literature has articulated and tested theories explaining how such groups develop, function, and facilitate change. Yet these theoretical understandings are rarely applied in the development, description, and evaluation of health-promotion, group-based, behaviour-change intervention... Expand abstract
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How do small groups promote behaviour change? An integrative conceptual review of explanatory mechanisms
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