In this guide we will also be using a tool
known as a Doer/Non-Doer Analysis, which has shown that comparing
the responses of people who do a behavior (the Doers) with
those who do not (the Non-Doers) can be very useful in identifying
the most important barriers. Doer/Non-Doer Analysis is part
of a very useful framework – the BEHAVE Framework –
that can be used for planning your behavior change activities.
(See below for more information on this framework.) This comparison
of people who do and do not do a behavior has been very helpful
in sorting through which determinants are the most important
ones on which to focus during health promotion and program
design. We have borrowed from this Doer/Non-Doer Analysis
tool in development of Barrier Analysis by adding in a comparison
of Doers and Non-Doers when examining the eight determinants.
Barrier Analysis can be done using two separate formats.
In the first format, we ask questions of people in focus groups.
Focus groups of Doer and Non-Doers are compared. In the second
format, we ask the questions of individuals in a survey and
then compare their responses based on whether they are Doers
Barrier Analysis can be done quite rapidly. If you have two
people available to carry out Barrier Analysis, the analysis
process can take 1-2 days for each behavior that you study.
A larger group can generally analyze more behaviors in the
same amount of time.