If medicine is a team game, patients should play too: a psychological perspective on patient engagement

Posted Posted in Patient engagement

By G. Graffigna, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy Healthcare professionals along the whole care journey must collaborate and coordinate their efforts for healthcare systems to function effectively. In other words, medicine requires teamwork to be successful. If we agree on this principle, then –adopting a sports metaphor –the patient too should be considered a […]

How to support patients to lose weight and better manage their type 2 diabetes

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

By Leah Avery, Teesside University, UK. Type 2 diabetes was previously considered a progressive condition, with an inevitable need for insulin therapy, however lifestyle behavioural change research challenges this pessimistic prognosis. As prevalence of type 2 diabetes continues to increase, so does evidence supporting the important role of the food and changing what we eat […]

To eat or not to eat, that is the question: How can health psychology practitioners help people manage food safety?

Posted Posted in Automaticity, Habit, Self-efficacy

By Barbara Mullan, Curtin University, Australia Extent of the problem Every year, one in 10 people worldwide (approximately 600 million people) become ill after eating contaminated food, and as many as 420,000 people die. There are vast geographical differences in where these instances occur, with African, South-East Asian, and Eastern Mediterranean regions bearing the highest […]

Helping pregnant women quit smoking: sharing best practice from the UK

Posted Posted in Financial Incentives, Smoking cessation

By Felix Naughton, University of East Anglia, UK  Between 25-50% of female smokers quit smoking after they discover they are pregnant. But why do the remainder continue to smoke throughout their pregnancy?  Do they not know that smoking during pregnancy is harmful? They usually do. One of our UK studies, that included pregnant women both […]

Improving the delivery of brief alcohol advice in primary care: views from both sides of the consultation table

Posted Posted in Assessment, Brief behavioural intervention, Goal setting, Habit, Planning

By Amy O’Donnell, Newcastle University, UK Levels of drinking have fallen recently in some parts of Europe, particularly amongst young people. However, excessive alcohol consumption remains a major risk factor for poor health and early death. Providing simple brief advice to those identified as heavy drinkers can help reduce the amount of alcohol people consume, […]

Ostati dobro dok ostajemo doma

Posted Posted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Coping, Habit, Mental Health, Planning, Routines, Self-monitoring, SMART Goals

Napisali Dr Federica Picariello i Rona Moss-Morris, King’s College London, UK.  U roku od par tjedana, na čitavoj planeti svakodnevni život drastično se i dramatično promijenio uslijed COVID-19 pandemije, te je određena neizvjesnost obavila ljudsku budućnost. Uz potrebu da se hitno uspori širenje bolesti COVID-19 putem brzih i kolektivnih bihevioralnih promjena (npr., samoizolacija, socijalna distanca […]

Kako dugoročno održati ponašanja koja promiču zdravlje?

Posted Posted in Habit, Motivation, Self-monitoring, Self-regulation

Napisala Dominika Kwasnicka, Sveučilište SWPS, Poljska i Sveučilište Curtin, Australija Krajnji cilj programa za promicanje zdravlja je potaknuti dugoročne promjene, u čemu sudjeluju i zdravstveni djelatnici time što pomažu poboljšati zdravstvene ishode pacijenata, kao i održavati promjene u ponašanju. Znamo kako je teško potaknuti ponašanja koja promiču zdravlje, te kako je još zahtjevnije održavati to […]

Prestani biti noj! Prednosti pomaganja ljudima u praćenju vlastitog napretka

Posted Posted in Self-monitoring

Prestani biti noj! Prednosti pomaganja ljudima u praćenju vlastitog napretka Kako napredujete sa vlastitim ciljem da smanjite unos šećera koji inače konzumirate i izgubite 10 kilograma? Velike su šanse da uistinu ne znate- ili čak ne želite znati. U situacijama kao što je ova, ljudi imaju tendenciju ponašati se poput nojeva i zatrpati svoju glavu […]