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About the research

This Highlight is based on the following studies:

Funded by the NIHR

Judah G, Darzi A, Vlaev I, Gunn L, King D, King D, et al. Incentives in Diabetic Eye Assessment by Screening (IDEAS) trial: a three-armed randomised controlled trial of financial incentives. Health Serv Deliv Res 2017;5(15)

Morgan H, Hoddinott P, Thomson G, Crossland N, Farrar S, Yi D, et al. Benefits of Incentives for Breastfeeding and Smoking cessation in pregnancy (BIBS): a mixed-methods study to inform trial design. Health Technol Assess 2015;19(30)

Adams J, Bateman B, Becker F, Cresswell T, Flynn D, McNaughton R, et al. Effectiveness and acceptability of parental financial incentives and quasi-mandatory schemes for increasing uptake of vaccinations in preschool children: systematic review, qualitative study, and discrete choice experiment. Health Technol Assess 2015;19(94)

Priebe S, Bremner SA, Lauber C, Henderson C, Burns T. Financial incentives to improve adherence to antipsychotic maintenance medication in non-adherent patients: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Health Technol Assess 2016;20(70)

Supported through an NIHR Fellowship

Emma L. Giles , Shannon Robalino, Elaine McColl, Falko F. Sniehotta, Jean Adams. The Effectiveness of Financial Incentives for Health Behaviour Change: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLOSOne. March 2014.

Giles EL, Robalino S, Sniehotta FF, Adams J, McColl E. Acceptability of financial incentives for encouraging uptake of healthy behaviours: A critical review using systematic methods. Preventive Medicine. 2015 Apr; 73:145-58.

Giles EL, Sniehotta FF, McColl E, Adams J. Acceptability of financial incentives and penalties for encouraging uptake of healthy behaviours: focus groups. BMC Public Health. 2015 Jan 31; 15:58.

Emma L. Giles, Frauke Becker, Laura Ternent, Falko F. Sniehotta, Elaine McColl, Jean Adams. Acceptability of Financial Incentives for Health Behaviours: A Discrete Choice Experiment. PLOSOne. June 2016.

Partly supported by the NIHR

Cahill  K,Hartmann‐Boyce  J,Perera  R. Incentives for smoking cessation.Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD004307.DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004307.pub5. (also supported by theNuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford; and the NHS Research and Development Fund).

Funded through other sources

Mantzari E, Vogt F, Shemilt I, Wei Y, Higgins JP, Marteau TM. Personal financial incentives for changing habitual health-related behaviors: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Preventive medicine. 2015 Jun 1;75:75-85.

Marteau TM, Ashcroft RE, Oliver A. Using financial incentives to achieve healthy behaviour. BMJ. 2009 Apr 9;338:b1415.


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