Template for Rapid Iterative Consensus of Experts (TRICE)

Chater, Angela M, Shorter, Gillian W, Swanson, Vivien, Kamal, Atiya, Epton, Tracy, Arden, Madelynne A, Hart, Jo, Byrne-Davis, Lucie M T, Drury, John, Whittaker, Ellie, Lewis, Lesley J M, McBride, Emily, Chadwick, Paul, 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). a10255 1-25. 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
Keywords: Behavioural Science, Health Psychology, Consensus, COVID-19, Rapid Review, Expert Guidance, TRICE
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
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Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2021 07:24
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 07:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/102174

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