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Table 4 Factors influencing adherence to health advice provided in association with air quality information services (demographic factors not included)

From: Psychosocial and demographic predictors of adherence and non-adherence to health advice accompanying air quality warning systems: a systematic review

CAPABILITY MOTIVATION OPPORTUNITY
Psychological Reflective Physical
• Knowing where to check AQHI (Air Quality Health Index) numbers [40]
• Understanding the air quality indices/health messages [24, 40, 41]
• Confusion between different indices [41]
• Awareness of media alerts [32]
• Use of different sources of information [38]
• Information seeking behaviour [29]
• Health messages able to reduce both concern about, and perceived susceptibility to, air pollution [28]
• Experiencing symptoms ascribed to air pollution (beliefs about the illness & threat) [15, 38]
• Beliefs that smog can have negative health effects (beliefs about the health threat) [26, 38]
• Beliefs that something can be done to reduce smog (outcome expectancies) [26]
• Perceived benefits of AQI (Air Quality Index) adoption (beliefs about the recommendation) [24, 40, 41]
• Perception of lack of necessity of AQI adoption (beliefs about the recommendation) [40, 42]
• Lack of message relevance [41, 42]
• Self-efficacy/locus of control [40, 42]
• Wearable device option/smartphone applications [36, 38, 41]
• Exposure to visible air pollution [31, 33]
• Pressure to continue with everyday life/Lack of time [24, 40, 41]
Physical Automatic Social
• Depression [31]
• Reliance on sensory cues [24, 30, 40, 41]
• Professional health care network promotion/GP advice [31, 32, 41]
• Neighbourhood scale focus [41]
• Local media reporting [40, 41]