Claire L Lane

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One of the most common challenges faced by health professionals is encouraging patients to change their behavior to improve their health. This paper reports the development of a checklist, the behavior change counseling index (BECCI). This aims to measure practitioner competence in behavior change counseling (BCC), an adaptation of motivational interviewing(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether the practice and rehearsal of communication skills is likely to lead to better outcomes following training, and whether the use of simulated patients in training is likely to be superior to role-play in terms of communication skill acquisition. METHODS The databases Medline, Amed, Cinahl, BNI, Embase, Psychinfo and HMIC were(More)
Motivational interviewing (MI), an evidence-based counseling approach, has received much recognition from a wide variety of health care professionals. Because of the rising interest in MI, there is increasing demand for training in this counseling approach. The MI training community has answered this call and as a result placed much emphasis on studying the(More)
Although research has provided considerable knowledge concerning the positive effects of behavioral change on morbidity and mortality from heart disease and related risk factors, some segments of the population have not benefited equitably from this information. In April 1995, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) conducted seven focus(More)
Brief alcohol interventions (BAI) reduce alcohol use and related problems in primary care patients with hazardous drinking behavior. The effectiveness of teaching BAI on the performance of primary care residents has not been fully evaluated. A cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted with 26 primary care residents who were randomized to either an(More)
A codon-optimised gene has been expressed in Escherichia coli to produce the coat protein (CP) of the Satellite Tobacco Necrosis Virus. This protein assembles in vivo into capsids closely resembling those of the T=1 wild-type virus. These virus-like particles (VLPs) package the recombinant mRNA transcript and can be disassembled and reassembled using(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study measured the perceived impact and political and implementation feasibility of state-level policy strategies related to increasing access to healthy foods and limiting unhealthy foods. DESIGN Potential state-level policy strategies to improve access to healthy foods were identified through a review of evidence-based literature(More)
CONTEXT Although several studies of motivational interviewing (MI) as an intervention have been conducted, there has been little research into how best to teach MI. Practice and rehearsal is often beneficial in helping practitioners to acquire communication skills, but there have been few studies into what types of practice and rehearsal are most effective.(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the continuity mechanisms central to a smooth transition from child to adult diabetes care, the service components through which these can be achieved and their inter-relations in different contexts. METHODS A realistic evaluation study of five models of transition in England comprising: organizational analysis (semi-structured(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, lack of exercise and an unhealthy diet are the key modifiable factors contributing to premature morbidity and mortality in the developed world. Brief interventions in health care consultations can be effective in changing single health behaviours. General Practice holds considerable potential for primary(More)