Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence

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

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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, the likelihood 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 papers that 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 and compelling, 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 wish to 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195380401
  • 9780195380408
  • 565,678

About Leslie R. Martin

Leslie Martin is Professor of Psychology, LaSierra University. Kelly Haskard-Zolnierek is Assistant Professor of Psychology, Texas State University. M. Robin DiMatteo is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Riverside.show more

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"This would be an excellent textbook for any healthcare educator or academic educator who instructs future healthcare professionals. It not only provides an evidence-based foundation for developing effective curricula and teaching modalities, it also provides insight into the importance of communicating and collaborating with clients for health behavior change to occur."--Doody's"Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Improving Healthcare offers an overview that is clearly sculpted by the authors' working models of lead factors influencing the adoption of adherence and ways to support adherence...this book does a good job at providing readers with a comprehensive overview..." --PsycCRITIQUES"Other books have covered similar material, but Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence offers examples of forms for behavior contracts, online resources for patient information, and uses of technology that can save physicians time-all with current references. This book is a gold mine of information." --JAMA "Other books have covered similar material, but Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence offers examples of forms for behavior contracts, online resources for patient information, and uses of technology that can save physicians time all with current references. This book is a gold mine of information." -- JAMA"Other books have covered similar material, but Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence offers examples of forms for behavior contracts, online resources for patient information, and uses of technology that can save physicians time all with current references. This book is a gold mine of information." -- JAMAshow more

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