Behavioural Counselling in Medicine

Behavioural Counselling in Medicine : Strategies for Modifying At-risk Behaviour

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Written for primary care physicians and allied health professionals, this book provides practical, step-by-step guidance to the clinical application of behavioural medicine. In straightforward, jargon-free language, it describes the basic interviewing skills and behavioural counselling techniques which have proved useful in resolving common primary care problems, such as improving adherence to a medication regimen, controlling weight, implementing an exercise programme and managing stress reactions, among others. Strategies for maintaining changes in health-related behaviour are also discussed. Throughout the book clinical vignettes provide ample illustration of the practical application of the skills and techniques described.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 332 pages
  • 160 x 250mm | 617g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures, tables
  • 0195039904
  • 9780195039900

Table of contents

Introduction; Counselling for health behaviour change; Basic interviewing; behavioural counselling; Maintenance of health behaviour change; Non-adherence to medication regimens; Aadherence to therapeutic diets; Weight control; Physical activity; Smoking cessation; Management of stress reactions; Referring the patient for psychological counselling.
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