Using the transtheoretical model to facilitate behavior change in patients with chronic illness.

@article{Cassidy1999UsingTT,
  title={Using the transtheoretical model to facilitate behavior change in patients with chronic illness.},
  author={Christine Cassidy},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners},
  year={1999},
  volume={11 7},
  pages={281-7}
}
Nurse practitioners spend a considerable amount of time encouraging patients with chronic illness to acquire positive behaviors such as exercising and self-monitoring, and to stop negative behaviors like smoking and intake of foods high in fat. These lifestyle changes can be facilitated through use of the transtheoretical model of stages and processes of behavior change. The significance is that it assists health care providers in developing interventions that are specifically focused for the… CONTINUE READING