The Theory Of Behavioral Change

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Transtheoretical Model, Integrates processes and principles of change from across major intervention theories. It was originally developed to look at the process of extinguishing behaviors (like smoking). Now also used to look at acquisition of behavior. It is based on idea of stopping or changing a behavior (health risk). In general it is step by step process of implementing behavioral change in a person. It is really hard for diabetic patients to maintain control of the diabetes, they have the fear of developing/undergoing cardiomyopathy, chronic kidney disease, amputations, and retinopathy as they age, and disabling them in what might have been productive and enjoyable years. The transtheoretical model has been utilized numerous times…show more content…
Kirk et al., examined how a counseling intervention based on the transtheoretical model would assist inactive people with type 2 diabetes, and found that all constructs of the model played a significant role in physical activity levels with the exception of stimulus control and dramatic relief (2004). TTM consists of stages of change and process of change. Stages of change consist of six stages and process of change consists of ten steps. Diabetic patients go through allot of problem and they need to get a control of their own life style, which includes proper food, exercises etc. For example "Obesity" and type 2 diabetes go hand in hand. Overweight people are at much greater risk of developing diabetes than those who are not obese. Almost 90% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight. The number of diabetes cases among American adults jumped by a third during the 1990s, and more increases are expected. This rapid increase in diabetes is due to the growing prevalence of obesity and extra weight in the United States population "Type 2 diabetes can be controlled by following proper diet. We want to change a habit of eating "Unhealthy /junk food" and implement habit of "Healthy and balanced diet". Stages of Change- 1. Precontemplation-. Diabetic patients who are obese might not consider it as risk factor. They are fine with their lifestyle, food etc. People who don 't want to change their life style or are depressed or angry about their situation falls
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