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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: A Theory-Based Approach for Developing Interventions to Change Patient Behaviours: A Medication Adherence Example from Paediatric Secondary Care
Author(s): Heath, Gemma
Cooke, Richard
Cameron, Elaine
Keywords: intervention
paediatrics
adherence
behaviour change
self-management
Issue Date: Dec-2015
Citation: Heath G, Cooke R & Cameron E (2015) A Theory-Based Approach for Developing Interventions to Change Patient Behaviours: A Medication Adherence Example from Paediatric Secondary Care. Healthcare, 3 (4), pp. 1228-1242. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare3041228
Abstract: In this article we introduce a Health Psychology approach to changing patient behaviour, in order to demonstrate the value of Health Psychology professional practice as applied within healthcare settings. Health Psychologists are experts in understanding, predicting and changing health-related behaviours at the individual, group and population level. They combine psychological theory, research evidence and service-user views to design interventions to solve clinically relevant behavioural problems and improve health outcomes. We provide a pragmatic overview of a theory and evidence-based Intervention Mapping approach for developing, implementing and evaluating interventions to change health-related behaviour. An example of a real behaviour change intervention designed to improve medication adherence in an adolescent patient with poorly controlled asthma is described to illustrate the main stages of the intervention development process.
DOI Link: 10.3390/healthcare3041228
Rights: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
Licence URL(s): http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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