SPEECH THERAPY AND REHABILITATION: Edited by H. Fiona Robinson and Joanne PattersonBehaviour change technique taxonomy: a method of describing head and neck cancer dysphagia intervention deliveryToft, Katea,b; Stringer, HelenbAuthor Information aNHS Lothian, Edinburgh bNewcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Correspondence to Kate Toft, MSc, Speech & Language Therapy Department, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK. Tel: +44 0131 537 3316; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery: June 2017 - Volume 25 - Issue 3 - p 182-187 doi: 10.1097/MOO.0000000000000360 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review The purpose of the review is to examine the current state of the art of dysphagia intervention delivery description and to propose use of a new tool to facilitate this: the behaviour change technique taxonomy version 1 (BCTTv1). Recent findings Describing intervention delivery is difficult, and published research in the field of speech and language therapy (SLT) does not include detail on this key aspect of research protocols. Interventions themselves are often poorly delineated, and a way is needed of classifying how these interventions are delivered in practice. Summary Use of the BCTTv1 would facilitate clarity and transparency in intervention delivery description and have positive implications for research, clinical practice and undergraduate teaching if employed by the SLT profession. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.