A critical examination of the application of the Transtheoretical Model's stages of change to dietary behaviours.

@article{Povey1999ACE,
  title={A critical examination of the application of the Transtheoretical Model's stages of change to dietary behaviours.},
  author={Rachel Povey and Mark Conner and Paul Sparks and Rebecca J James and Richard Shepherd},
  journal={Health education research},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={641-51}
}
This paper proposes that the application of the Transtheoretical Model's stages of change to dietary behaviours may be fundamentally problematic due to the difference in nature between dietary behaviours and the addictive behaviours upon which the model was originally based. It was considered that specific problems associated with stage categorization for dietary change would include: problems due to the potential mismatch between a person's perceived and actual dietary behaviour; and problems… CONTINUE READING

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