Template for Rapid Iterative Consensus of Experts (TRICE)

Chater, Angel M. and Shorter, Gillian W. and Swanson, Vivien and Kamal, Atiya and Epton, Tracy and Arden, Madelynne A. and Hart, Jo and Byrne-Davis, Lucie M. T. and Drury, John and Whittaker, Ellie and Lewis, Lesley J. M. and McBride, Emily and Chadwick, Paul and O’Connor, Daryl B. and Armitage, Christopher J. (2021) Template for Rapid Iterative Consensus of Experts (TRICE). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (19). e10255. ISSN 1660-4601

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Background: Public health emergencies require rapid responses from experts. Differing viewpoints are common in science, however, “mixed messaging” of varied perspectives can undermine credibility of experts; reduce trust in guidance; and act as a barrier to changing public health behaviours. Collation of a unified voice for effective knowledge creation and translation can be challenging. This work aimed to create a method for rapid psychologically-informed expert guidance during the COVID-19 response. Method: TRICE (Template for Rapid Iterative Consensus of Experts) brings structure, peer-review and consensus to the rapid generation of expert advice. It was developed and trialled with 15 core members of the British Psychological Society COVID-19 Behavioural Science and Disease Prevention Taskforce. Results: Using TRICE; we have produced 18 peer-reviewed COVID-19 guidance documents; based on rapid systematic reviews; co-created by experts in behavioural science and public health; taking 4–156 days to produce; with approximately 18 experts and a median of 7 drafts per output. We provide worked-examples and key considerations; including a shared ethos and theoretical/methodological framework; in this case; the Behaviour Change Wheel and COM-B. Conclusion: TRICE extends existing consensus methodologies and has supported public health collaboration; co-creation of guidance and translation of behavioural science to practice through explicit processes in generating expert advice for public health emergencies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From MDPI via Jisc Publications Router ** History: accepted 03-09-2021; pub-electronic 29-09-2021. ** Licence for this article: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910255
3 September 2021Accepted
29 September 2021Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: behavioural science, health psychology, consensus, COVID-19, rapid review, expert guidance, TRICE
Subjects: CAH04 - psychology > CAH04-01 - psychology > CAH04-01-04 - psychology and health
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Psychology
SWORD Depositor: JISC PubRouter
Depositing User: JISC PubRouter
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2021 08:10
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2021 08:10
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12234

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