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Using health psychology to help patients: Promoting healthy choices

Barley, Elizabeth and Lawson, Victoria (2016) Using health psychology to help patients: Promoting healthy choices British Journal of Nursing, 25 (21). pp. 1172-1175.

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This article describes behaviour change techniques that nurses can use to help individual patients to make and stick to healthy choices. These include helping patients to set goals that are specific, measureable, achievable, relevant and timely (SMART), promoting self-monitoring and providing feedback and motivational interviewing. The process for delivering these techniques is described and the evidence for them discussed. Simply providing brief advice and follow up can lead to behaviour change, even in people who have not expressed a desire to change. The techniques are designed to be brief and feasible to use in routine practice. Using them can help nurses to apply the NHS policy of Making Every Contact Count so that their patients achieve long-term benefit. © 2016 MA Healthcare Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
Lawson, Victoria
Date : 24 November 2016
DOI : 10.12968/bjon.2016.25.21.1172
Copyright Disclaimer : © MA Healthcare Limited
Uncontrolled Keywords : Health behaviour, Health promotion, Motivational interviewing, Quality of life, behavior change, doctor patient relation, follow up, health behavior, health promotion, human, human experiment, management, motivational interviewing, nurse, quality of life, self monitoring, behavior therapy, behavioral medicine, decision making, feedback system, health promotion, motivation, motivational interviewing, national health service, nurse attitude, nursing, procedures, United Kingdom, Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Medicine, Choice Behavior, Feedback, Goals, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Humans, Motivational Interviewing, Nurse's Role, Nursing, State Medicine, United Kingdom
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 19 Jul 2019 10:19
Last Modified : 19 Jul 2019 10:19

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