Cómo ayudar a los pacientes a perder peso y a controlar mejor su diabetes tipo 2

Posted Posted in Communication, Incentives, Motivational interviewing, Social Support

Leah Avery – Teesside University, Reino Unido. La diabetes tipo 2 se consideraba anteriormente una afección progresiva, con una necesidad inevitable de terapia con insulina, sin embargo, la investigación sobre cambios de comportamiento en el estilo de vida desafía este pronóstico pesimista. A medida que la prevalencia de la diabetes tipo 2 continúa aumentando, también […]

Fear is a bad counsellor

Fear is a bad counsellor

Posted Posted in Fear, Incentives

Dr Gjalt-Jorn Peters, Open University, Netherlands Fear appeals are a commonly used strategy to change behaviour. For instance the threatening and graphic fear-arousing communications now ever-present on tobacco packaging, and in campaigns to promote seatbelt use and discourage substance use. Despite the popularity and widespread use of these fear-arousing methods, research suggests that they may […]

Does money really change everything? Using financial incentives and disincentives to change health behaviours

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Dr Jean Adams, Centre for Diet & Activity Research, University of Cambridge Since October last year, by law, large retailers in England have been charging customers 5p (€0.06) for ‘single-use plastic carrier bags’ – those flimsy plastic bags you get from supermarkets to carry your groceries home. The money raised is donated by retailers to ‘good […]