Are your clients being defensive? If so, self-affirmation may help.

Posted Posted in Communication, Motivation, Self-affirmation, Self-efficacy

Peter Harris and Ian Hadden, The Self-Affirmation Research Group, School of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK Have you ever been reluctant to face up to something you’d rather ignore? Maybe your fondness for something bad for you that you eat too often or your tendency to avoid health check-ups? Well, you’re not alone. Most of […]

Jedno od n-tih istraživanja: Što možemo naučiti istraživanjem pojedinog slučaja?

Posted Posted in Assessment, Interventions

Autori: Marie Johnston i Derek Johnston,  Sveučilište u Aberdeenu, Škotska Uvod Stručnjaci iz prakse često žele dati odgovor na problem koji se odnosi na jednog pojedinca,  tim zdravstvenih djelatnika, određenu bolnicu, regiju i slično. Na primjer, možda bi bila važna informacija koliko često pretila osoba jede grickalice, gdje i kada ih jede te  pojačava li […]

Fizička aktivnost u starijoj dobi: koliko je dovoljno?

Posted Posted in Goal setting, Motivational interviewing, Self-monitoring

Autorica: Anne Tiedemann, Sveučilište u Sydney-u, Australija “Nedostatak aktivnosti uništava dobru kondiciju svakog ljudskog bića, dok ju kretanje i metodičke fizičke vježbe čuvaju i održavaju”…Platon, 400. pr.Kr. Oduvijek je bilo poznato kako je redovita fizička aktivnost važna za naše zdravlje i blagostanje. No, poruke koje promoviraju zdrav način života često su usmjerene na djecu i […]

Self-efficacy: The “can-do” belief that lets people change their lifestyles

Posted Posted in Motivation, Self-efficacy

By Ralf Schwarzer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany and SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland Changing behavior may often be desirable but difficult to do. For example, quitting smoking, eating healthily and sticking to a physical exercise regimen all require motivation, effort, and persistence. While many psychological factors play a role in behavior change, […]

Self-regulation from theory to practice: supporting your patients’ goals for change

Posted Posted in Self-regulation

By Stan Maes & Véronique De Gucht, Leiden University, Netherlands Over the last decades, the role of individuals within the healthcare system has evolved from ‘compliance with medical regimens’, implying obedience; to ‘self-management’, denoting responsibility for the control of one’s own health or disease. This has recently progressed further to the idea of ‘self-regulation’, a […]

Planning theory- and evidence-based behavior change interventions: Intervention Mapping

Posted Posted in Behavioural theory, Intervention design

By Gerjo Kok, Maastricht University, the Netherlands; University of Texas at Houston, USA A wide range of campaigns and interventions to improve public health and change health behaviors currently exists, but many of these are not “theory- and evidence-based”. This post will briefly describe the processes health psychologists undertake when developing interventions, and highlight how […]

Very Brief Interventions

Posted Posted in Interventions

By Stephen Sutton, University of Cambridge, England Large-scale problems require large-scale solutions. Tackling the ‘Big 4’ behaviours (physical inactivity, tobacco use, excessive consumption of food and alcohol) requires scalable interventions that can reach large numbers of people to achieve a significant public health impact. One promising approach is to use brief interventions delivered by practitioners […]