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Table 2 Definitions of key terms used in the review (From Glanz and Rimmer [32])

From: Physical activity and the environment: conceptual review and framework for intervention research

Term Definition
Theory A set of inter-related concepts, definitions or propositions that present a systematic view of the events or situations by specifying relations among variables to explain and predict events or situations. It is general and broadly applicable
Concept These are the building blocks of a theory
Framework A structure for presenting concepts, without necessarily preserving the inter-relationships between them
Model Similar to a theory, a generalised or hypothetical description used to analyse or explain something