Disease management interventions II: What else is in the black box?

TitleDisease management interventions II: What else is in the black box?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsLinden, A, Butterworth, SW, Roberts, N
JournalDisease Management
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1093-507X
KeywordsBehavioral Changes, Disease Management -- Trends, Models, Theoretical, Motivation, Professional-Patient Relations

The success of any disease management (DM) program ultimately depends upon the ability and willingness of participants to change and maintain desired health behaviors. To achieve those results, DM program administrators have several issues to consider, including the type of behavioral change desired, the scope of intervention that the organization is willing and capable of implementing, and whether the appropriate support structures are available to ensure successful achievement of program goals. An understanding of these issues will assist program designers in selecting the appropriate change models. This paper serves as an extension of our prior paper in which eight core psychosocial behavioral change models were described. Here, five more recently developed theory-based approaches are introduced, providing readers with up-to-date information in this area.

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