Supporting Health Behavior Change in General Practice



Previous chapters have emphasized the importance of using a patient-centered communication style and have presented some useful techniques for helping people to plan and learn how to succeed in making changes in lifestyle behavior. This chapter aims to reinforce and build on these ideas to understand clearly how behavior change works and how to support lifestyle change in a busy practice setting. My six “top tips” are as follows:


Social Support Behavior Change Motivational Interview Weight Loss Intervention Motivational Interview 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Peninsula College of Medicine and DentistryUniversity of ExeterExeterUK

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