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Using health psychology to help patients: Theories of behaviour change

Barley, Elizabeth and Lawson, Victoria (2016) Using health psychology to help patients: Theories of behaviour change British Journal of Nursing, 25 (16). pp. 924-927.

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Behaviour change theories and related research evidence highlight the complexity of making and sticking to health-related behaviour changes. These theories make explicit factors that influence behaviour change, such as health beliefs, past behaviour, intention, social influences, perceived control and the context of the behaviour. Nurses can use this information to understand why a particular patient may find making recommended health behaviour changes difficult and to determine factors that may help them. This article outlines five well-established theories of behaviour change: the health belief model, the theory of planned behaviour, the stages of change model, self-determination theory, and temporal self-regulation theory. The evidence for interventions that are informed by these theories is then explored and appraised. The extent and quality of evidence varies depending on the type of behaviour and patients targeted, but evidence from randomised controlled trials indicates that interventions informed by theory can result in behaviour change. © 2016 MA Healthcare Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
Lawson, Victoria
Date : 8 September 2016
DOI : 10.12968/bjon.2016.25.16.924
Copyright Disclaimer : © MA Healthcare Limited
Uncontrolled Keywords : Behaviour change, Health belief model, Self-determination theory, Self-regulation, Stages of change, autoregulation, behavior change, controlled study, doctor patient relation, health belief, Health Belief Model, human, human experiment, nurse, randomized controlled trial, theoretical model, Theory of Planned Behavior, behavioral medicine, exercise, health behavior, health promotion, healthy diet, medication compliance, motivation, nursing, psychological theory, Behavioral Medicine, Exercise, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Healthy Diet, Humans, Medication Adherence, Motivation, Nursing, Psychological Theory
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 19 Jul 2019 12:12
Last Modified : 19 Jul 2019 12:12

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