When it comes to lifestyle recommendations, more is sometimes less: a meta-analysis of theoretical assumptions underlying the effectiveness of interventions promoting multiple behavior domain change.

@article{Wilson2015WhenIC,
  title={When it comes to lifestyle recommendations, more is sometimes less: a meta-analysis of theoretical assumptions underlying the effectiveness of interventions promoting multiple behavior domain change.},
  author={Kristina A. Wilson and Ibrahim Senay and Marta R. Durantini and Flor S{\'a}nchez and Michael H Hennessy and Bonnie Spring and Dolores Albarracin},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2015},
  volume={141 2},
  pages={474-509}
}
A meta-analysis of 150 research reports summarizing the results of multiple behavior domain interventions examined theoretical predictions about the effects of the included number of recommendations on behavioral and clinical change in the domains of smoking, diet, and physical activity. The meta-analysis yielded 3 main conclusions. First, there is a curvilinear relation between the number of behavioral recommendations and improvements in behavioral and clinical measures, with a moderate number… CONTINUE READING

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