Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-based Guidelines for Improving Healthcare by Leslie Martin

Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-based Guidelines for Improving Healthcare

byLeslie Martin, Kelly Haskard-Zolnierek, M. Robin DiMatteo

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Relationships, jobs, and health behaviors-these are what New Year's resolutions are made of. Every year millions resolve to adopt a better diet, exercise more, become fit, or lose weight but few put into practice the health behaviors they aspire to. For those who successfully begin, thelikelihood that they will maintain these habits is low. Healthcare professionals recognize the importance of these, and other, health behaviors but struggle to provide their patients with the tools necessary for successful maintenance of their medical regimens. The thousands of research papersthat exist on patient adherence and health behavior change can leave professionals overwhelmed. This book synthesizes the results from more than 50 years of empirical research, resulting in simple, powerful, and practical guidance for health professionals who want to know the most effective strategies for helping their clients to put long-term health-relevant behavior changes into practice.It advocates a straightforward 3-ingredient model: Before a person can change, they must (1) know what change is necessary (information); (2) desire the change (motivation); and then (3) have the tools to achieve and maintain the change (strategy). This book is designed to be informative andcompelling, but its numerous anecdotes and examples render it engaging and entertaining, as well. Written for a practitioners and students of medicine, chiropractic, osteopathy, nursing, health education, physician assistant programs, dentistry, clinical and health psychology, marriage and family counseling, social work, school psychology, and care administrators -- and for lay persons who wishto take an active role in their health, this book brings together major empirically-based findings within the field and provides succinct, evidence-based recommendations and strategies for using these findings to make real changes.

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Leslie Martin is Professor of Psychology at LaSierra University. Kelly Haskard-Zolnierek is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Texas State University. M. Robin DiMatteo is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside.
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Title:Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-based Guidelines for Improving HealthcareFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 6.18 × 9.29 × 0.79 inPublished:January 19, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Understanding Behavior Change: The Theory Behind Informing, Motivating, and Planning for HealthLevels of Health BehaviorTheoretical Models of Health Behavior and ChanHealth Belief ModelTheory of Reasoned ActionTheory of Planned BehaviorTranstheoretical Model of ChangeSocial Cognitive ModelsPrecaution Adoption Process ModelInformation-Motivation-Strategy ModelConclusion2. Persuading and Motivating Positive Health BehaviorsGoal SettingSocial ComparisonsPersuasive MessagesExpertiseLikingScarcity, Reciprocity, and ConsistencyFear InductionTeachable MomentsMessage FramingExpectationsGoal PursuitBeliefs about OutcomesOptimismSelf-efficacyPerceptions of Benefits and CostsSocial SupportGoal FramingTargeting GoalsConclusion3. Understanding and RememberingInformation Processing, Memory, and RecallFocusing Attention and EncodingMemory StorageEmotion and MemoryChronic StressSelf-enhancement BiasCultural ContextAdditional FactorsStrategies for Improving Memory and RecallTailoring InformationMaking TimeAvoiding OverloadOrdering of InformationNote-taking and Memory AidsMnemonics and ChunkingConclusion4. Improving Health Through the Development and Management of HabitsForming HabitsClassical ConditioningOperant ConditioningRewards for BehaviorsMaintaining HabitsReinforcement SchedulesBehavioral Contracts and Contingency PlansIntrinsic MotivationBreaking Bad HabitsSelf-knowledge and PersonalityChoosing the Right EnvironmentsBalancing Habits with MindfulnessManaging Barriers to Behavior ChangeSelf-monitoring and RegulatingManaging Ups and DownsThe Practitioner's RoleCultural VariationsPractitioner ExpectationsIndividual Behaviors and Larger SystemsConclusion5. Evaluation of Risks, Decision-Making, and OutcomesEvaluation and Decision-making StrategiesA Crash Course in Bayesian MethodsUnderstanding Risks and Risk ReductionOdds RatiosRisk RatiosHazard RatiosStraight versus Standardized RatiosThinking About Study Results as a Whole and the Value of Meta-AnalyCumulative and Interactive EffectsPatient Involvement in Decision-makingTools for Participatory Decision-makingConclusion6. Relationships and Communication Between Caregivers and PatientsModels of Practitioner-Patient RelationshipsPaternalismConsumerismMutualityPractitioner-Patient CommunicationPhysical EnvironmentVerbal CommunicationOpen-ended QuestionsRefraining from InterruptionProviding Clear InformationPatients' VerbalizationsNonverbal CommunicationIndicators of DistressPhysical Pain and Sensitivity CuesDesire for Information and InvolvementMedically-relevant InformationNegotiating the RelationshipEmpathyConclusion7. Effective Collaboration with Patients -- On a Tight ScheduleImportance of the Health Care TeamUsing Teams and Technology to Deliver CarePlanning the Medical VisitPre-appointment CounselingInteractive Health Communication (IHC)Group ConsultationsTechnology-based Decision-making AidsFollow-up ManagementTechnology-based Adherence AidsDigital Support GroupsConclusion8. Partnering for Adherence in the Healthcare SystemSimplicity and Quality of LifePatient-centered InterventionsEncouraging Self-efficacyMultifaceted Interventions to Improve AdherencePartnering and Barriers within Healthcare SystemsAccess to CareWhat Can Health Professionals Do?