Identity shifts as turning points in health behavior change.

  title={Identity shifts as turning points in health behavior change.},
  author={Margaret H Kearney and Joanne O'sullivan},
  journal={Western journal of nursing research},
  volume={25 2},
The authors used a grounded formal theory approach to synthesize the findings of 14 studies, with the goal of identifying common elements in qualitative studies of individuals' efforts to change a variety of unhealthy behaviors. The combined sample of 399 participants had experiences of weight loss, smoking cessation, and alcohol and drug-abuse recovery. Data were extracted from published reports and analyzed using grounded-theory techniques. In the provisional model, a value conflict in… CONTINUE READING
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